And then there's Rudy Giuliani.
The Guardian has produced a video that intersperses clips from a rally for Giuliani in someone's home in Manchester, New Hampshire with clips from an interview with Giuliani's biographer, Wayne Barrett, who's ... shall we say ... less than impressed with him.
What immediately caught the attention of other people (e.g., Crooks & Liars) was a comment made by John Deady, co-chair for New Hampshire’s Veterans for Rudy:
...(Rudy Giuliani has) the knowledge and judgment to attack one of the most difficult problems in current history. And that is the rise of the Muslims. And make no mistake about it, this hasn’t happened for a thousand years. These people are very, very dedicated. They’re also very smart, in their own way. And we need to keep the feet to the fire and keep pressing these people ‘til we defeat them or chase them back to their caves, or in other words, get rid of them.
While Deady's words are certainly ignorant and offensive, another man interviewed in the video comes out as saying (at the 3:15 mark of the Guardian video), "You have to say, 'Enough with this; we're going to protect what is ours. If it means we got to shoot you in the head, so be it.'"
Yeah, that's going to win hearts and minds, all right. Welcome to psychopathic American politics, Giuliani-style.
Update: According to Faux News, John Deady has resigned from the Giuliani campaign after making his Islamophobic comments:
Official Statement from Rudy Giuliani New Hampshire Chairman Wayne Semprini:
“Mr. Deady offered his resignation from his volunteer position in the campaign and I accepted his resignation.”