Rudy Giuliani is predicting that Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama will join forces and unite for the Democratic presidential ticket in 2008.
"I believe she will be the nominee, and Senator Obama will be the vice presidential nominee," Giuliani said, according to the Washington Post. "That's the candidacy we are going to be facing, and that is a very formidable candidacy. [Obama has] kind of earned it. He brings a kind of enthusiasm to the ticket that everyone desires and likes to have."
Giuliani also called Republicans "underdogs" in the 2008 race for the White House and said the party would have to abandon its "old playbook" if it hopes to win in the election.
That old strategy -- which Giuliani said would lead his party to "sure defeat" -- would "rule out" 15 to 20 states, "concentrate on the base" and hope to win the key swing states of Ohio and Florida.
Giuliani insisted that if he were the nominee, he could put more states in play for Republicans.
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