Rudy Giuliani my not always be a "hero"
Rudy Giuliani enjoys wild popularity now, as he has since 9/11. However, he is not immune from criticism, and should not get too comfortable with the label of hero. As witnessed in the vile 2004 presidential election, anyone that runs for office is fair game. Look what happened to John Kerry. Despite what one may have thought of his politics, the personal attacks on his integrity were hideous. The group Swift Boat Veterans for Justice led the way in an effective effort to question Kerry's loyalty to the country, even though he is a decorated Vietnam War hero. Politics is an ugly, vile business.