The odds on Rudy
Giuliani take a slump
A man surrounded by drug and
sex scandals, the odds on the former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani are
taking a dive for the 2008 Presidential Elections.
punch under the belt of the former Ney York Mayor Rudy Giuliani,
blown by the D.C. Madam, by
revealing the name of Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) among her many
clients. David Vitter is Rudy Giuliani’s Southern Regional
Chair. Or it may have been - after the scandal today
resignations are expected, as usual.
But to be honest, although Rudy Giuliani
has held a strong position for the 2008 Presidential Elections,
it turns out that he is the one beating himself up. First, it
was the South Carolina Treasurer
Thomas Ravenel, who was indicted on
federal cocaine charges.
Ravenel was the state chairman for Rudy Giuliani's presidential
campaign. Now another chair of his Southern Campaign is down,
this time for prostitution.
The South has always been the most
conservative part of the country, and it was a stronghold for
all the Republican Candidates, especially Rudy Giuliani. But
when your "main men" are involved in scandals of drugs and sex,
you are bound to loose all the support.
Giuliani came out today to address the
Vitter involvement in the D.C. Madam ring, and his defense was -
there would be bad apples. That would be fine, if the names
involved in the libels were average aides to the former mayor.
But when your Chairmen are running around doing drugs and
sleeping with women other than their wives, the support of the
Republican Party will slowly wind down. And no statements
against marijuana can help you, while one of your top South
Carolina men is charged with cocaine possession and
distribution; "I believe the effort to try and make marijuana
available for medical uses is really a way to legalize it.
There's no reason for it," Giuliani said in New Hampshire
The bookmakers are quick to catch up on
the Rudy Giuliani (intentional or not) choice of campaign
organizers. The odds on Giuliani to win the 2008 Presidential
Elections are now slashed down to 5/1 by the online bookmaker
Bodog Sports (new window),
after Rudy enjoyed months of 3/1 bets on his victory. He remains
a leader of the Republican Candidates, with odds 3/2, but Fred
Thomson is catching up to the former NY Mayor, odds on Thomson -
2/1 among the Republicans, and 6/1 overall to win the Elections.
Hilary Clinton remains the favorite of the sportsbooks with odds
2/1, followed by Barack Obama with odds 9/2.
We recommend steering away from betting
on Rudy Giuliani for a while, as we have no idea who else did he
hire, and for what kind of mischief would they appear in the
Published on 07/10/2007