Skip to comments.Achieving Socially Conservative Ideals Through Liberal Means: Making The Case for Rudy (2008)
Posted on 02/04/2007 11:08:45 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
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Rudy couldn't keep his promises to his wife, promises he made before God and a woman he presumably knew well and loved at the time he said "I do." But he'll keep his promises to and deliver for social conservatives, I'm sure.
Newt YES, Rudy NO. Voting for Rudy is not a whole lot better than voting for a Democrat.
Newt Gingrich, on the other hand, is the complete package. To be honest, I think he's unbeatable. The guy is brilliant. You name the subject.... terrorism, healthcare, borders, taxes, education, etc...... and he has a solution. I've never been excited about a potential candidate like I am about Newt. The thought of him in a debate with Hillary or Edwards, just makes me smile.
For the many Newt-doubters here..... please go to his site and sign up for his "Winning the Future" weekly newsletter, and read what he has to say each week. There is a reason he's polling so high, even though he hasn't announced he's running.
I don't know if you saw it but I posted an article titled "Yes, Rudy Giuliani Is a Conservative" on 1/30. Although I support Tancredo, this article reveals how Giuliani is conservative on many issues. He's been unfairly stereotyped by many conservatives who aren't familiar with his record in NYC. It also shows how tough and courageous he is in the very worst possible situations - physically and politically.
Rudy is wrong on Hate Crimes Legislation, Immigration, Guns, Abortion, Partial-Birth Abortion, Public Funding of Abortion, Gay Rights, I mean this list goes on and on.
Here we go again. Another single issue guy. /s
I'm voting for Rudy, warts and all.
No other Republican has as high a positive rating in election polls.
If the Republican party loses the Presidental election, the Democrats will control Congress and the Presidency.
If you want that to happen, you're an idiot.
If the Republican Party has become merely a weak copy of the Democrat Party, what the heck does it matter?
Abortion and homosexuality are not federal issues. The Founders would have an hysterical laughing fit if you told them that in the 21st century, the federal government got involved in bedroom politics.
Then they'd weep at the thought of the loss of the Republic.
"A product of a typical liberal Jewish family, I wanted Al Gore to win in 2000, though John McCain intrigued me at the time."
Soooo, This guy wanted Gore in 2000 but could now settle for Rudy.
Typical media liar just like George Will...
Open borders George Will gets his paycheck from the Leftist media establishment.
The Schiavo issue was politically a disaster for social conservatives. Even though I object strongly to how the issue was eventually "resolved," I am able to recognize a punch in the gut when I take one.
If we're going to restrict the field to those who have never had an affair or been divorced, it's going to really narrow things down.
There goes Newt, for one.
"The Schiavo issue was politically a disaster for social conservatives."
Bush's and republican poll numbers have gone down since the Schiavo spectacle, and haven't budged up. Many people across the board don't want these rights taken away.
Here's the things about municipal and state judges- it is a great deal different than appointing Federal judges. Municipal and state have nothing to do with Constitutional Law or Federal Law. Rudy simply looked for people who are tough on crime and corruption and would be retained by the voters. And remember, the pool of Republicans in New York City is not extensive.
"Bush's and republican poll numbers have gone down since the Schiavo spectacle, and haven't budged up."
Actually, it was the Hurricane Katrina disaster which did most of the damage.
Can I frame that post???
About four years ago I might have considered Giuliani as a GOP candidate, but after witnessing the behavior of his supporters, I never will. [One particular person I know who was for Giuliani early on, and not a member of this forum, was so animated and hostile when I questioned some of Giuliani's publicly stated positions. That did it for me.]
Folks change their minds on social issues via their personal experience, not via government programs, usually, so I am skeptical of the thesis myself.
Any proposed Constitutional Amendment ratified by the states is a federal issue.
That comment is more reflective of how you weight the various issues than anything else, at least vis a vis Giuliani.
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