Friday, September 28, 2007

I wonder if this is going to become a problem

There is an article in the Santa Barbara Independent about Rudolph Giuliani's recent campaign stop in Santa Barbara which is interesting for two reasons. One is that you don't usually see that kind of fawning coverage of a Republican in any media outlet (if you eliminated Rudy's name and any reference to the GOP you would have thought it was the Washington Post covering a Hillary event). The other is that they casually mention that Giuliani was an hour late to a fundraiser.

Candidates have to cover a lot of ground and sometimes they have to adjust their schedules on the fly so occasionally being late is something that is going to happen, but this is the second time in a short span that Rudy has made his supporters wait.

Bill Clinton used to do this all the time, being late more often than he was on time. It is significant because it is a sign of contempt for the audience to leave them sitting there awaiting your good pleasure.

The person who does this consistently demonstrates that he or she does not regard others as being "real". Other people only exist for them as stage props or tools. To Bill Clinton any other person who wasn't giving him money, sex or adoration was useless and could be disposed of. I wonder if Rudy feels the same way.