The number one name being bandied about for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination is that of Rudolph Giuliani.
Giuliani, of course, did a great job during 9/11, and he was funny when he hosted "Saturday Night Live." But the nomination will never happen, unless the Republican Party decides to suddenly commit political suicide.
The big story of the 2004 election is the decisive role played by "values voters." Giuliani is a trainwreck on values issues. He's pro gay-rights, pro-abortion, and has an abysmal "values" record in his adulterous personal life (having initiated a messy divorce with his wife, of which he famously notified her through a press conference).
Believe me, it's not even worth worrying about. He'll get a lot of play because he's the media's favorite kind of Republican: a liberal one. But the guy won't be able to win a single primary. Mark my words.
It would be fun to watch that fat kid of his go haywire behind him while he takes the oath of office again, though, wouldn't it? Of course, the kid would be like 21 then, which will be a little gross, but still.....