Quando ainda todos os republicanos continuam a olhar para o seu próprio umbigo, a arranjarem desculpas para os flip-flops das suas posições, ou a tentarem ganhar o concurso "who's the most consistent conservative on the race?", Giuliani destaca o que deve estar em jogo na campanha de 2008, caso o GOP queira vencer a Casa Branca:
Rudy Giuliani campaigned Tuesday for a second straight day across New York with a message aimed obviously at Republicans outside his home state: I can battle them for the blues.The "them" is, of course, the Democrats who have been making much of picking up a red state or two and winning back the White House, perhaps riding there with Giuliani's home-state rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Giuliani pledges to take the battle against the Democrats to the blue states.
(...)"My view of this race for president is that the Republican Party should not go into this election, as we have in the past, having to write off New York, Connecticut, New Jersey," he said. "We've got to make this a 50-state election."