No matter how apologists for Rudy try to spin it, the man is a social liberal who should be denied the GOP presidential nomination. And before conservatives consider voting for Giuliani, they should consider this.
Giuliani is indeed a strong willed New Yorker who has done wonders in bringing order to that dysfunctional city. In doing so, as Jenny Rubin writes, “he disdains interest group politics with a vengeance.” She quotes “America’s mayor” as saying that he didn’t “subscribe to the bells and whistles that some politicians will subscribe to just to pander to a community.” She also cites how Giuliani took on bullies like the Mob, Al Sharpton, etc.
All well and good. But realize, my right-wing amigos, that to a strong willed liberal like Rudy, the NRA and pro-life groups are the bullies and he will not pander to them. Another “bully” Rudy took on as mayor was the Immigration Service as he turned NYC into essentially a haven for illegal aliens.
And it is more than disingenuous for Rubin to try and paint Giuliani’s as a social conservative because of his so-called Catholic upbringing. This doesn’t square with Rudy’s his three marriages, including his scandalous second divorce which was precipitated by his multiple adulterous affaires — all while having kids at home yet. Ah yes, that’s our Rudy — a hard-charging, fun-loving kind of a guy.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?