Giuliani SC campaign - not very motivated?

The recent endorsement of firefighters of the Giuliani campaign by South Carolina fire-fighters raises the question of how much money is being allocated for long-distance calls and gas money for their South Carolina campaign.

A look at their list of endorsees is big on Spartanburg supporters, who are local to the Palladian firm the Giuliani campaign recently hired to oversee their South Carolina campaign effort.

By contrast, the Blogland is aware of calls made to the Giuliani campaign by GOP activists and party leaders in other locations in South Carolina which have yet to be returned, some over two weeks ago.

No doubt these endorsements were intended a re-active response to criticisms by firefighters' union from New York. Perhaps a more active campaign might have moved earlier to line up their support, reinforcing the visual imagery of 9/11 which has done much to boost Giuliani's political stock.

The Palladian firm is probably best-known for its CEO, failed GOP Education Superintendent candidate Karen Floyd. Floyd's race ran into trouble when it fell thousands of votes behind the rest of the 2006 field of GOP statewide candidates in her home county of Spartanburg. Floyd's campaign was criticized for cold-shouldering GOP party events in the fall campaign, in favor of fundrasing opportunities. In spite of their focus on fundraising, a significant cash advantage over Jim Rex, the Democratic nonimee, and year plus head-start over Rex wasn't enough to win at the ballot box.

Given the key role the South Carolina primary holds in the bid for the GOP nomination for President, it's understandable that the Giuliani campaign would want to nail down local talent early. But when their early efforts seem to be focused in the home county of their consulting firm, while other GOP activists elsewhere in the state get left in the cold, one has to wonder if they're really off to a good start in the Palmetto State.

16 Response to "Giuliani SC campaign - not very motivated?"

  1. Anonymous 13/3/07 10:39
    Giuliani is THE MAN!

    Karen Who?
  2. Anonymous 13/3/07 10:47
    Karen Floyd is a dishonest pied piper. She spent the spring playing one tune to win over votes on the right, and then when the fall came, tried to fool others.

    She lost when the people of her hometown knew her tune all too well.
  3. Anonymous 13/3/07 18:33
    I also have not seen any grass roots effort on the Rudy for president bunch. Maybe they are waiting on the other candidates to fall farther in the poll. You would think that they would be contacting local leaders at all levels but this is not happening. They will need us to win.
  4. Anonymous 13/3/07 22:28
    you fucked up RINO.
  5. Earl Capps 13/3/07 22:58
    I am well aware that other campaigns have been agressively hustling to recruit support.

    I got reports that Romney's people were calling county elected official on the coast a couple of weeks back.

    I guess the Romney campaign has a long-distance budget?

    ... and for my most recent poster - I love you too.
  6. Anonymous 14/3/07 00:06
    yep, you've dissed romney a lot, huckabee, and now giuliani. only one you haven't said jack about it mccain.

    that tells me exactly who you are supporting. i just wish you'd be more honest about it, so we'd know where you're really coming from when you diss these guys.
  7. Anonymous 14/3/07 08:55
    why oh why did rudy hire THESE people? doesn't he know floyd's record.

    well, she may have blow her race for SuperEd, but at least it vindicates us so-called "RINOs" who said better Staton than a Democrat.
  8. Anonymous 14/3/07 22:38
    My brother is a fire fighter...a damn good one. No one in his station was asked one way or the other about any Presidential candidate.

    It sort of makes you wonder what the Rudy folks are thinking, limiting their list to a handful of firefighters in the a part of the upstate when they could have potentially had a lot more from all over the state.

    I call it lazy, lazy, lazy, and the first big mistake of the Rudy campaign so far in South Carolina.

    What is to be next? Lyman police chief endorses Rudy? Followed by Inman police chief?

    I think Floyd and her folks still have Spartanburg hangover from the last race. Afterall, they lost in Spartanburg. I know they won there, but barely, and thus lost the whole thing.

    They had better get over it quick or Rudy needs to take a lesson from the Donald and say, "you're fired."
  9. Anonymous 14/3/07 23:00
    i find it hard to believe that rudy is half the slack-ass that his south carolina operatives are.

    do his people know what the hell is going on down here?

    sounds like what happened when W let that bunch almost blow the SC primary back in 2000.

    stupid, stupid, stupid.
  10. Anonymous 15/3/07 07:15
    Rudy is a hero. Your McCain ass is clear to see. You take at hit a Rudy the first chance you get.

    For anon, if your brother really is a fire fighter, who would he save first, Rudy, a real hero, or Richad Quinn's lackey John McCain or even better, Heath Thompsons butt boy, Mitt Romney.

    Tell me that. Hero, lackey, or butt boy? The choice is ours in the SC primary.

    Besides, Earl Capps, Floyd will get you and Mr. McCarty. You are both butt boys for McCain. WE KNOW THIS! YOU WOULD BE SHOCKED AT HOW MUCH WE KNOW ABOUT BOTH OF YOU BUTT BOYS. WE HAVE FILES ON YOU AND WE ARE READY TO TELL THE WORLD ABOUT YOU BOTH IF MESS WITH MS FLOYD. YOU JUST THOUGHT RON WILSON HIT YOU.
  11. Anonymous 15/3/07 07:16
    JESUS WANTS ME TO OPPOSE RUDY AND HIS GAY LIFESTYLE. RUDY IS HOMO!
  12. Earl Capps 15/3/07 08:20
    Some people can't take a joke,
    some people ARE a joke.

    I love the courage of anonymous posters.
  13. Anonymous 15/3/07 09:20
    for butt boys, you and mr. mccarty sure are some ugly mo fos.

    but i'll bet if ty is hard up, he'd even find you two bearable for thirty minutes.
  14. Anonymous 15/3/07 09:22
    if the state firefighters' association is a 401c3, then this endorsement could get them in trouble.

    has space blonde's firm considered the potential ramifications of such a thing, both upon her client's campaign and the firefighters she hustled into their endorsement?
  15. Moye 15/3/07 18:03
    Earl what part of the country are these dudes from.
  16. Earl Capps 15/3/07 18:49
    The Palladin firm is Karen Floyd's firm from Spartanburg.

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