I'd always assumed Rudy Giuliani would run for the White House one day. The ever-astute Hoover Fellow, Peter Robinson explains why it will never happen:

"Mayors of New York City do not achieve higher office. Period. As best I can recall, not a single mayor of New York went on to higher office in the entire 20th century, and it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that none of them managed the trick in the 19th century, either... In Rudy’s case, just stop and think: He’s loud and obnoxious (not without a certain charm, I grant you, but loud and obnoxious all the same); he’s an insistent supporter of gay rights and abortion on demand; and he’s on his third marriage, his second having collapsed in colorful acrimony. Is this the man to win a presidential primary in, let us say, South Carolina?"

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