Skip to comments.Rudy Giuliani Says GOP Voters Shouldn't Abandon Him Over Abortion
Posted on 06/26/2007 4:19:29 PM PDT by wagglebee
Virginia Beach, VA (LifeNews.com) -- Pro-abortion Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani continued his efforts to reach out to primary voters who may be inclined to support other candidates because of his position. He told an audience at Regent University that the issue of terrorism is the most important single issue in the campaign.
Giuliani gave a 30 minute speech Tuesday at the conservative Christian university and never mentioned abortion directly or how he is out of step with most Republican voters, who are pro-life.
But he did appear to acknowledge the divide between his views and those of GOP voters he needs to capture the party's nomination.
"Don't expect you're going to agree with me on everything because that would be unrealistic. I don't agree with myself on everything," he said, using a self-deprecating tactic he's employed before.
"But if you agree with me about enough things, and you think I have the ability to lead then maybe I'm the person you can support," he added.
He urged pro-life voters to look beyond their differences with him over abortion and appeared to say that the destruction of more than 1.2 million unborn children annually was not the top issue facing Americans.
"It's not about one issue, it's about many issues," he said, according to a transcript of his speech. "If there is one issue that dominates ... is the fact that Islamic terrorists are planning to kill us. They have succeeded in doing it and they want to do it again."
After the speech, Giuliani talked with reporters about how he approached abortion in it. He told Reuters that he did not purposefully avoid the issue of abortion.
But Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, who has said he couldn't vote for Giuliani in the primary, told Reuters that pro-life voters could work together to stop the former New York mayor from getting the party's nod.
"Social conservatives cannot elect a president but they certainly can prevent one from being elected," he said.
Stop Rudy Ping.
DITTO!! What you said!
He gets my support if he is the nominee. Otherwise, he has competition. But I will not vote for a leftist.
Translation: Conservatives should also ignore Guiliani’s postion on “gay marriage”.
Yo Rudy, don’t forget the gun issue also.
Not in a million years, dumbo. Maybe you don’t think that killing babies is a significant issue, but we do.
Great mids think alike, huh?
Rudy, what about the right to keep and bear arms? What about restoring Federalism? What about reimposing the limits to Federal power as required by the Constitution? What about deconstructing the Unconstitutional New Deal and Great Society? What about eliminating the income tax?
darn. I was abandoning him over immigration. Now I’m torn.
But as far as I'm concerned Giuliani danced on the graves of all those folks for money. And that makes me ill. So that's the main reason I'd not vote for him.
Oh, plus he dumped on his own kids, his wife and seems to like to dress up as a broad at the drop of a hat. And ugly broad too....
I won’t abandon Rudy over this issue but I long ago abandoned McCain over immigration.
Excatly at the same time. Jinx! You’re it!
Just watch, R*O*O*T*Y!
How about we abandon you because you are a Rino? Because you pander to illegals and gays? Because you dine with deviants and the elites that sell out this country every day? Because you want my gun? Because we want a head banging take no prisoners conservative for a change that wont dress in drag?
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