What struck me on his appearance on Hannity & Colmes was his honesty on the issues that concern conservatives. He’s pro-choice. On the other hand, he wants to appoint Supreme Court Justices in the mold of Roberts and Alito. He noted that in his tenure at NY he promoted adoption as an alternative to abortion. Abortion politics is not a presidential issue. No President can over-turn Roe vs Wade. She/he can appoint judges that can do that, but the result is that the issue is pushed back to where it belongs: the States.

I’ve been reading Freakonomics and the authors make the case that the dramatic drop in the crime rate in the 1990s was due to Roe vs Wade. Lots of potential criminals didn’t make it past conception. So, did Giuliani reduce crime or did he ride the abortion wave? New York did better than other crime-ridden cities over the same period, so Rudy get’s a check.

His personal life isn’t anything to write home about. But, if he’s running against Hillary, that issue doesn’t hamper him too much.

But the only issue I care about is the war that Radical Islam, in its Wahhabi and Khomeini strains, has declared on us. I think Guiliani understands this war. More importantly, he can communicate the issue far more effectively than GW.

Advertisements