May 10, 2007


Giuliani to challenge his party on abortion (David Usborne, 11 May 2007, Independent)

Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York who has emerged as the leader among the Republicans running for president in 2008, is preparing to put his campaign at unexpected risk by clearly distancing himself from his party's anti-abortion orthodoxy.

Aides have signalled that over the coming days and weeks Mr Giuliani will use interviews, television appearances and a debate of all the Republican candidates forcefully to articulate his view that women should retain the right to choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy.

The strategy fits with the image that his advisers are trying to craft of a leader willing to state clear views even if they do not fit with the conventional political wisdom.

...because he's still afraid of Hillary.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 10, 2007 10:12 PM
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