February 16, 2007


Some GOP Voters Wrongly Think Rudy Giuliani is Pro-Life on Abortion (Steven Ertelt, 2/16/07, LifeNews.com Editor)

A new Fox News poll released yesterday finds that only 42 percent of GOP voters correctly identified Giuliani as pro-abortion. Some 21 percent say he's pro-life and another 36 percent don't know where he stands.

Giuliani's high poll numbers will likely drop once more voters find out he supports abortion.

That's because the poll showed 46 percent of GOP voters are less likely to support a pro-abortion candidate -- with 36% a lot less likely and 10 percent somewhat less likely. Only 22 percent are more likely to support an abortion advocate.

That means nearly half of the people who will make the decision at the ballot box in early 2008 as to who will represent the Republican Party in the next election will be less inclined to back Giuliani and about 60 percent of GOP voters have yet to find out that he supports abortion.

Those numbers could be why Giuliani has been soft-peddling his pro-abortion stance in recent media interviews.

9-11 made the Mayor widely, but shallowly, known. He can't withstand deeper knowledge of his politics unless he changes them radically.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 16, 2007 4:28 PM

"Giuliani has been soft-peddling his pro-abortion stance in recent media interviews"

Soft-peddle in the since that he promises to nominate judges who will likely over-rule Roe v Wade. That's all that even a "pro-life" candidate could accomplish. So what's your problem.

Posted by: h-man at February 16, 2007 5:05 PM

Does it matter? Hillary and Obama are pro-abortionists. Gilliani will be running against them. McCain is really too old. He is in his 70's for goodness sake. Even older than the Old Men in China. Republican conservatives should wake up. They are not really that powerful. They can't keep any chamber of the Congress without the RINOs. By sitting out the 2006 election, they helped elevate Pelosi to two heart beats from the Presidency, let weasel Murtha determine the fate of the War. Bush is pro-life, what has he done in 6 years to halt abortion? Nothing. Why? Because there is nothing he can do. The law is made in Congress, Bush can veto an abortion bill or an anti-abortion bill, otherwise, there is nothing he can do. So why should it matter if Gilliani is pro or against abortion?

Posted by: ic at February 16, 2007 5:10 PM

Sorry to mis-spell the good mayor's name.

Posted by: ic at February 16, 2007 5:13 PM

Rudy isn't far off the consensus on abortion. I would not be in favor of a ban and I don't think many aside from religious zealots would want all abortions made illegal. However, abortion clinics should be banned and no taxpayer funds should pay for them.

Posted by: erp at February 16, 2007 6:03 PM

McCain has always relied on the mercy of the media, and photo ops with Democrats. It isn't going to make him President.

Rudy was arrogant (most of the time) as mayor. But he was gracious and firm on 9/11. He seems to be carrying that grace with him today (along with the strength). That is what will trump McCain, who has no reserve of good will in the Republican party.

Posted by: ratbert at February 16, 2007 6:12 PM

Rodger to h-man. The Supreme Court picks are the big deal.

I would add that the pro-life concept of operations is not to "overturn Roe vs. Wade," but to whittle away its progeny, which is how appellate jurisprudence is supposed to wortk anyway.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 16, 2007 7:03 PM

9-11 is over.

Posted by: oj at February 16, 2007 10:01 PM

That he's lying.

Posted by: oj at February 16, 2007 10:02 PM


Let's set aside the question of electability for a moment. You've already said that you think that McCain would probably be an awful President. In your opinion would Giuliani be better or worse than McCain? Just curious. Thanks.


Posted by: jefferson park at February 17, 2007 11:04 AM

Worse. They're both ill-suited by temperament, but Rudy is a liberal.

Posted by: oj at February 17, 2007 1:46 PM

I just saw Giuliani on PBS in a 20-year panel show on the Constitutional law of prison reform.

At one point, the participants were discussing the televising of executions, which all the death-penalty opponents and so-called "Liberals" were for, on the grounds that it would turn people to their side. Guiliani, then a young Assistant U.S. Attorney, and almost alone among the conservstive panelists, likewise supported public executions.

He annunciated the position of the Ja-sager: he who accepts and embraces necessity and force. "I looked into his soul," as W said, and saw the soul of the Falange, the soul of a Catholic who is ready to do what must be done. Viva Muerte.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 17, 2007 3:40 PM

He was, of course, a notoriously inept federal attorney. But the eyes of a killer rings true--that's why he's pro-abortion.

Posted by: oj at February 17, 2007 8:14 PM

Guliani isn't electable.

October ads of him in drag, and he loses the South.

Good God, the vast vast vast majority of voters never even looked a blog. Though they are slowly getting more sophisticated, they aren't going to process a president dressed in drag, particularly when he's pro-gay marriage and pro-abortion.

Rudy ought to be touted as McCain's Sec of State, and start campaigning for him now.

Posted by: Bruno at February 18, 2007 10:05 AM

We can retaliate by airing pictures of Hillary in drag.

Posted by: erp at February 19, 2007 12:03 PM