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Monday, May 07, 2007

Giuliani - Toast

Ummmm, regardless of how "tough" he sounds on Islamofascists, he won't get the nomination:

Giuliani gave to Planned Parenthood
By: Jonathan Martin
May 7, 2007 06:58 PM EST

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani in his campaign appearances this year has stated that he personally abhors abortion, even though he supports keeping a legal right to choose. But records show that in the '90s he contributed money at least six times to Planned Parenthood, one of the country's leading abortion rights groups and its top provider of abortions.

Federal tax returns made public by the former New York mayor show that he and his then-wife, Donna Hanover, made personal donations to national, state and city chapters of Planned Parenthood totaling $900 in 1993, 1994, 1998 and 1999.

The returns have been on the public record for years, but the detail about Giuliani's support for Planned Parenthood -- along with e-mailed copies of the returns -- was provided to The Politico by aides to a rival campaign, who insisted on not being identified.

Giuliani's old contributions could echo throughout the 2008 GOP nomination battle, as he seeks to lessen the political impact of his support for abortion rights -- an unpopular position among the social conservatives who in recent elections have weighed decisively in the primaries and caucuses. The issue was raised anew at last week's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, when Giuliani gave a noncommittal answer to the question of whether it would be a good day for the country if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

Because, let's be honest - whoever the GOP nominee is (unless it's panzy-boy Hagel) will take the "tough on terror" line and mean it (unlike the Dem nominee, who'll take the "tough on terror as long as it's only terror committed by Christo-fascists who won't let Rosie adopt"). Giuliani just has too much baggage when it comes to the other 75% of what we expect a GOP president to do, such as nominate Supreme Court nominees.

My rankings for the nominees today: Thompson, Romney, Gingrich, Giuliani.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (2)
Monterey John said...

Hmmmm... My sense is that Rudy is more than tough talk on the war with the Jihadists. However, I have to agree his social issues are a problem. The way he bumbled through handling them in the "debate" was offputting for me. I have moved back to neutral.

Thompson... not going to happen, particularly when the details on his Hodgkins are better known.

Gingrich? I'd love it, but there is no way.

McCain? The guy is a flake. A hero to be sure. Often right on the issues that matter. Had his advice been taken going into the war we would have been much better off. But, he is still a flake.

Guess that leaves Romney. He is impressive to be sure. One hell of a resume. But there is something that bothers me. I pick up a tinge of insincerity. I could be wrong, but I just sense it.

Monterey John said...

02/16 After the second debate, I really don't think Rudy is toast.

02/05/08 is going to be the big day, and I'm thinking Rudy is going to have a whole lot of delegates based upon what is going on here in California.