Guts & Gonads Make Rudy the Only Choice in 2012

Written by Joan Swirsky


If you visit any online or neighborhood bookstore, you will see dozens of books about leadership, all of them—except Rudy Giuliani’s Leadership—written by corporate or policy wonks who wrote their treatises based more on high-falutin’ theory than on “real life” experience.

In fact, Giuliani’s 2005 book is the only book on this subject that doesn’t have a lengthy gobbledygook subtitle, but rather stands on that single word alone to describe what millions of people around the world wanted to know after September 11, 2001: How did he rise to the occasion to lead a city—indeed a world—out of the deep despair and paralyzing fear that gripped every sentient person after the worst attack in history on the American homeland?

Giuliani’s book explained how he personally coped with that trauma, what books and historical figures inspired him, who he called upon to help his efforts, how his lengthy tenures as U.S. attorney and NY City Mayor informed the choices he made, and most important what rare qualities—of leadership ‚Äìhe summoned from inside his soul and his character.

Clearly many of the impulses he followed during that traumatic time informed his decision to run for President of the United States in 2008—an effort I believe was unsuccessful because of a number of logistical errors and misguided advice. But as we all know from our reading of history, some of America’s most important and history-changing presidents were, like Truman, thrust upon the stage, or, like Reagan, lost their first-time contests for the presidency.

I hope their examples inspire “America’s Mayor” to run in 2012 because right now our country is crying out for a leader. At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., it was clear that while there is talent among the Republican ranks, there are precious few who have either guts or gonads, or, for that matter, those all-important DNA strands of leadership!


Few, but not none, thanks to:


If Rudy runs, the leftists will be out in force, lying about and vilifying him with equal if not more hysteria than they have expended on Sarah Palin. That is a surefire measurement of how terminally terrified they are of the man who decimated the 100-year reign of the mob in Noo Yawk, led the nation in welfare reform, and cleaned up the cesspool of filth, corruption, unemployment, and crime New York City had become after only four years under a Democrat mayor.

But conservatives will take their pot shots as well. They will fault Giuliani’s positions on social and domestic issues—like abortion, gay marriage, illegal immigration and gun rights, to name but four—on which he tacks middle to left, but which are bedrock, non-negotiable issues to conservatives.

I am in the latter group, someone who considers herself a rock-ribbed conservative, but who also has opened her eyes to the very real threat of extinction that all Americans must wake up to if our country is to be saved from:

If these existential threats to our country are not dealt with immediately and decisively, the America most of us love and cherish will vanish under the yoke of tyranny. In just the two years that the Obama regime has held power, we’ve already tasted what entire continents have experienced under the freedom-loathing systems of Communism, Socialism and Fascism.

I believe Rudy Giuliani is the only man who not only has both the guts and the gonads to confront our problems and to take bold and decisive actions to solve them, but also the experience and temperament and spine - He is impervious to the threats and intimidations that compromise most politicians, for instance the lily-livered, pork-addicted, spineless politicians who Nancy Pelosi successfully bullied on Christmas Eve last year to exact the votes that crammed and jammed and rammed Socialized Medicine (Obamacare) down the throats of the 80 percent of Americans who didn’t want it.

Rudy is allergic to bribes, including the bribes of Middle Eastern potentates like Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, who after 9/11 offered the mayor $10 million if Rudy would only say that U.S. foreign policy—specifically its support of Israel and those big bad Jews—was responsible for the attacks that annihilated 3,000 innocent Americans. Rudy stopped short of spitting in his face when he turned down the filthy lucre—which is more than can be said of most American universities which are clearly “influenced” by the largesse of the Saudis and their anti-American and anti-Semitic agenda.

That’ all well and good, you may say, but what about the left-leaning social positions Giuliani holds?

For me, that’ easy. Under the totalitarian regime that is promised if the left continues its deadly assault on America, all social issues will be off—the-table—forever! For the enviro-fanatics whose mantra is “sustainability,” nothing less than zero-population growth is acceptable; abortions will be mandatory. Gun rights will be non-existent. Free speech—which the current regime is already trying to curtail through “net neutrality” and other odious schemes—will vanish. And Sharia law will accomplish the unthinkable, relegating the U.S. Constitution to the trash heap of history.

Therefore I believe that many if not most social issues can be relegated to the back burner until the major issues are dealt with satisfactorily. I would guess that Mr. Giuliani’ own consciousness about abortion was formed in the 1960s when the newfound feminist movement made pregnancy termination its raison d’etre, in fact telling the world that the developing fetus was “just a blob of tissue.” That was before the advent of sonograms, which didn’t become widely used until the 1970s, when they revealed that the “blob of tissue” had a beating heart, functioning kidneys, developing lungs, and a visible and quite humbling humanity. Subsequently, most of the women who opted for abortions had complete changes of heart about that “blob of tissue,” ultimately referring to the pictures on their own sonograms as “my baby.” I hope that Mr. Giuliani has a similar epiphany.

As we face financial ruin at home, the alienation of our trusted European allies, the sabotage of our most reliable ally in the Middle East, Israel, and the systematic destruction of our military, I think people will be willing to put their misgivings aside in the belief that Rudy Giuliani is uniquely qualified to solve these problems


Here are the issues I think Mr. Giuliiani should focus on like a laser:

While I’m presuming to advise Mr. Giuliani, I think it would be a great idea, and certainly unprecedented, for him to name his vice presidential choice and cabinet from day one of his campaign. Here are just a few suggestions (with thanks to Char and Bill):


Rarely do we have the right man at the right time to do the job. I believe this is one of those rare times and that Rudy Giuliani can and will reverse virtually every act, law, policy, signing order, et al, that Mr. Obama has inflicted on our country, and will also spearhead the drive to reclaim America’ Manifest Destiny of exceptionalism!

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