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In TV appearances, Republican Rudy Giuliani whacks President Barack Obama, from saying the Marines indeed use bayonets to escalating the criticism on Libya.
That's only fair. He might just owe Mitt Romney — after all the put-downs the ex-mayor threw in the GOP nominee’s direction just a few months ago, perhaps expecting the handsome, wealthy former Mass. governor to crash and burn as he did himself a few years earlier.
America’s mayor said last December:
“There’s something wrong when you’ve been running as long as Mitt has and you’re at 25 percent, and you go don’t much above and you don’t go much below. Seventy-five percent of the other Republicans are telling you something about him.”
“I ran against him in ’07, ’08. I have never seen a guy – and I’ve run in a lot of elections, supported a lot of people, opposed them – never seen a guy change his positions on so many things, so fast, on a dime. Everything.”
Giuliani cited abortion, gun control, cap and trade, the health care mandate.
“He was pro-mandate for the whole country. Then he becomes anti-mandate and takes that page out of his book and republishes the book. I can go on and on. I mean, this is a total switch.”
“Now what will Barack Obama do to that? What Barack Obama will do to that is: ‘This is a man without a core. This is a man without substance. This is a man who will say anything to become president of the United States. I think that is a great vulnerability.”
A few months later, Giuliani — whose positions on abortion and gun control also did some, uh, “evolving” between his time at City Hall and his ruined run for the White House — endorsed Romney for president.
The question is which of his international clients may stand to gain if Romney wins, and if the current kissing-up works.