A comparison to Barack Obama doesn’t sound like something a Republican presidential candidate would welcome, but that’s what former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani did when he compared presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to the “hope” of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
“I believe [Trump is] the better hope for America,” Giuliani told billionaire businessman-turned radio host John Catsimatidis on his Saturday evening radio program. “We kind of got fooled last time. I think this time we have a man who’s going to be different, a different kind of president — not from the political background.”
Giuliani’s observation is something that likely drove many Republicans to the polls after so many disappointing losses to establishment Republicans. While Trump’s campaign demeanor is nothing like Obama’s was, his ability to capture the interest of an American public desperate for change is similar.
This is designed to attract Obama voters who didn’t get what they thought they were getting.
The pitch for Trump, though, is quite different — as it is paved with all of the no-nonsense qualifications that are lacking in all of the Democrat nominees.
Guiliani — who became known as “America’s Mayor” after Time magazine named him “Person of the Year” in 2001 — also compared Trump to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“I think all the skills that you learn in business can easily be applied to government. Look at what Mike Bloomberg did as mayor of New York. He never ran for office, and I consider Mike to be one of the really great mayors,” Giuliani said.
As a comparison to Bloomberg obviously isn’t going to score any points with Republicans, Giuliani’s approach may be an indication of what will materialize in a post-Republican National Convention Trump strategy. Relying on raw business experience, and not parternships with the failed leaders of the most anti-capitalist government in American history, is what makes Trump different.
H/T The Hill
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