I hate that iVillage owns my words.
Just because he's wealthy and doesn't hate Muslims, doesn't mean he'd make a good president.
I agree. I also don't think that a successful tenure as mayor of NYC qualifies you for the WH. (Rudy Guiliani in Washington ... the thought still makes me cringe.) I think there are probably many positions he could fill, but - as he stated - he's not up for that.
At the same time, keeping my fingers crossed that there is some sort of "moderate" momentum.
I'm not all that hopeful for the GOP getting moderate. Dana Milbank had a piece in the Washington Post today, which makes me think that the GOP won't/can't be moderate again:
What 'Republican establishment' is the Tea Party rattling?
By Dana MilbankSunday, September 19, 2010
Though it has become a stock storyline to describe besieged party bosses, those peddling this account have largely created a straw man. The Republican establishment of popular imagination, like the Georgetown salon, no longer exists. If there is a Republican establishment, the Tea Party is it. >>>full article at the link above
On the other side of the political aisle, I think that there isn't an effective counter balance. By that I mean that there isn't a liberal pull to the left which is strong/deep enough to offset the extreme rightward bent of the Republican party. So, what we get is this loud and angry extreme right wing, and a milquetoast left wing. Moderation isn't going to happen.
I guess if that's the only thing he'd ever done, you'd be right ...
From what I know of him, I like him.