By FRED SIEGEL
Last week's elections were, of course, disastrous for Republicans. But the dark day for the Bush presidency was a bright day for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 aspirations. Now that Giuliani has announced a presidential exploratory committee, it's worth sizing up just how good the news was for our ex-mayor - and what it means for his designs on the White House.
If the GOP had won last week by once again mobilizing its socially conservative base, that would have reduced the chances for the socially moderate Giuliani in 2008. But what happened was that key swing voters - Reagan Democrats and former Ross Perot supporters - turned to the Democrats in droves.
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