When then-Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush announced his candidacy for president Newsweek put him on their cover with the headline "Fighting the Wimp Factor." It was a typically gratuitous dig from the MSM, and rejected soundly. First by Republican primary voters, and second by the American people in the general election against Gov. Michael Dukakis.
Rudy Giuliani is "fighting the weird factor." And unlike the charge against 41, there's much truth to Rudy's weirdness, which today's Wall Street Journal editorial notes. Rudy pulling out his cell phone to speak to his bride, quite simply, gave everyone the creeps. NRA members were surprised or confounded because many are not familiar with his mercurial behavior before, during and after his New York City mayoralty. They'll definitely have an opportunity to witness more of "the weird factor" before the campaign is over.