Giuliani Fighting for His GOP Chairman, But To What End?
That looks bad for the forces of Rudyism. But the always-astute Liz Benjamin points that outgoing chairman Joe Mondello backs Wojtaszek, and Mondello "controls the timing of the meeting at which the GOP committee members will vote on a chairman." And Benjamin says Giuliani has Al D'Amato, George Pataki, and other nightmarish GOP ghosts working on his behalf.
Will they pull it off? Maybe Cox's support is softer than he lets on. But Giuliani is a polarizing figure even among Republican voters -- the ways of the GOP are strange to us, but we wouldn't be surprised if many party functionaries actively disliked him. And there are some who think Giuliani isn't actually serious about becoming Governor, and may just be forming alliances for another future race.
The chairmanship issue is expected to be settled this week.