If you were to listen to Rudy Giuliani most days he'd probably talk about two things: 9/11, and his 50 state strategy. The first is useful as it describes just about everything his candidacy stands for. And his 50 state strategy explains his rationale for remaining in the Republican primary.
Yet for at least this week, it doesn't seem like Giuliani wants to win every state, or get every vote. He might be pro-life, but as a New York Giants fan this week he's anti-Packers. And so he won't be signing any Packers-related materials on the campaign trail.
It seems like signing something of the opposing team would be a small concession to make for a potential vote. But as we saw with John Kerry and his football gaffes four years ago, you can't be too careful. Giuliani should be careful though. Wisconsin is a swing state, after all, and should Giuliani make it to the General Election he should expect them to have a long, long memory.
“I won’t sign that,” he said after campaign chairman Pat Oxford handed him the hat. “No no, no, that would be bad luck right now. I’ll sign it after (the game),” Giuliani told the man as he instead signed another supporters’ Giants visor.
But the Packers fan was relentless again demanding Giuliani, “sign it now!” Giuliani again refused the request to which the man grunted.