The Club for Growth is out with its report on Rudy Giuliani’s fiscal record, and he is given high marks. On his record, Pat Toomey writes:
This is very good news for Rudy. If he has any hope of winning the nomination given his liberal social views, he has to be able to convince Republicans that he’s not only rock solid on national security, but that he’s the real deal on economic issues. The fact that the Club for Growth, which has no qualms about criticizing Republicans when they deviate from small government principles, extensively researched his record and came away with the conclusion that “Giuliani’s economic accomplishments are remarkable,” goes a long way in helping him make that sale. In the past six years, conservatives have endured a president who they agree with on national security and social issues, but who has been absymal on spending and has turned the GOP into the party of big government. Will conservatives be willing to replace him with a pro-choice candidate who will restore fiscal discipline to Washington?