RUDY….I know this isn’t an original observation or anything, but as I was writing the previous post about Rudy Giuliani’s healthcare proposal it struck me yet again that Giuliani might be the first presidential candidate whose entire candidacy is based literally on optics and nothing else. I don’t think he’s offered one single substantive proposal in the entire time since he announced his candidacy. Rather, he’s marketed himself exclusively as a tough guy who knows how to kick butt and put liberals in their place. That’s it. There really isn’t anything more to the man.

Like I said, nothing original about this. But still. The purity of his persona-based candidacy is almost majestic.