I think the whole Rudy phenomenon is fascinating. All we ever talk about–understandably–is how he’ll do with Republicans, whether he really has a shot at the nomination. There’s one other thing that needs saying about Rudy as a presidential candidate, though: He’d take LOTS of votes from Democrats. Just how many would depend of course on the strength of their candidate–but in any case, lots more than any other GOP candidate in sight. A northeastern Republican might in fact be the mirror image of those Southern Democrats–the only Dems to have won the presidency in the last 42 years.