While the hard hitters on the Bush side have received all the publicity so far, the move towards to middle, back towards compassionate conservatism and back towards personalities like McCain, Rudy and Arnold will enter warp speed this week.
And the message will present challenges to Team Kerry. Expect Rudy to re-emerge as a major national figure over the next several weeks. Take note of quotes such as this one from Giuliani’s stump speech with W in New Mexico:
“During the worst day of my life, the worst days of my life, President Bush stood by us. He kept every commitment, did everything he could, to rebuild my city and to make my city and my country better than they were before that terrible event.’”