[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>What exactly was it that Rudy did? I know he was Time's man of the year (according to their criteria, it should have been bin Laden, but they chickened out I guess), and people talked about extending his term, etc.
But I never really heard specifically what he did that someone else couldn't or wouldn't have done.</strong><hr></blockquote>
you and the other people who bring up that arguement miss the point.
Guilianni did a great job. sure you can say that other people would have done the same but they didn't because they weren't in his position at the time. It's like saying I could have won a world series if I had just been on the yankees a year ago.
What did he do? He responded amazingly quick to the WTC when word reached him. Stayed amazingly calm, set orders for everyone, went and inspected the buildings and worked with his officials for a plan. when the towers collasped he was there to say his grievances and assure new yorkers and yes the United States that everyone should be calm and that everything was under control. He personally went to hundreds of memorials and funderals after attacks. He was a comfort for new yorkers in the days and months after the attack. He did his best to get aid and support from the government. He spoke to the United Nations. Then a plane crashes again in brooklyn, and he's there to do it all over again.
The guy loved being mayor and loved the city. We were able to relate to him and he made us confident that everything would eventually be safe.
Yea, Bush did a good job too, but what did he do that any other person wouldn't do?