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HASTA LA VISTA RUDY

A good point about Giuliani from a true Red Stater:

“[Quoting me] ‘Alas, pick any conservative at random, and there is some issue on which, your conservative will tell you, Rudy is not “sound.” For me it’s illegal immigration. For other conservatives, it’s other things.’

“[My reader then goes on] For me: Illegal immigration AND GUNS.

“The gun-NRA base is absolutely vital for getting out the vote in all red states and counties, and if it is Hillary vs Rudy every gun voter I know will not vote, probably– sadly–including me.

“Too bad because he is no wimp, but I dislike some damned urban ‘conservative’ like [name of prominent metrocon, not me] telling me I have to vote for him. No, I don’t.

“Guess 26 years here [in the wilder part of a southwestern state] has finally lost me my metrocon credentials…”

[Derb]  Yes, it’s sad.  Such an attractive personality — so MEAN (how I wish he were my son’s piano teacher!), but really, it’s hard to see how Rudi (Rudy? please vote) has a chance.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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