Political mover NYC Rudy Guiliani may have failed miserably in his bid for the GOP nomination, but don’t count the former New York mayor out of a potential McCain administration. While it’s unlikely Guiliani would want to serve as McCain’s running mate, it’s likely that Guiliani could serve a key role in a McCain White House, should the Arizona senator prevail in November.
One likely post for Guiliani is the U.S. attorney general’s office; given his background as a prosecutor, that would make a lot of sense. And other potential posts have been mentioned as well, ranging from Secretary of State to Secretary of Homeland Security. Any of these three positions would be a good fit for a man of Rudy’s resume.
If McCain does win, he’d likely want to clean house and make a break from ties to the Bush Adminsitration, but even if he does, the GOP still has a strong bench of talent upon which McCain could call to fill out his cabinet without relying too heavily on holderovers from the Bush administration.