Skip to comments.Giuliani's Social Views Not Well Known
Posted on 02/11/2007 2:52:28 PM PST by don-o
PRINCETON, NJ -- As former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani inches closer to a formal declaration of his candidacy for the 2008 Republican nomination for president, the challenge he faces among Republicans with his support of abortion rights and same-sex civil unions is clear in a recent USA Today/Gallup Poll.
Giuliani is extraordinarily well-liked and respected by the American public. He also ties with or leads Arizona Sen. John McCain as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in recent Gallup polls. At the same time, his views on abortion and same-sex civil unions are unknown to most rank and file Republicans. Once informed of Giuliani's positions, a sizable minority of Republicans say they would reconsider their support for the otherwise popular and well-respected Republican luminary.
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However, when Republicans are told in the context of the survey that Giuliani supports same-sex civil unions and holds a pro-choice position on abortion, the net effect on their expressed chances of backing him is negative. Knowing his social views, more than 4 in 10 Republicans indicate a reduced willingness to support Giuliani. Twenty-five percent say they would be less willing to vote for him, and 18% say they would rule out voting for him entirely.
We need a Romney/Rudy dueling thread-a-thon....
That poll shows why no one should be getting to excited just yet, there is a year until the Hawkeye Cauci, all of leading candidates have warts, and these will come out in the time between now and then.
When the time comes, I hope the candidate is in better agreement than any of these guys, but when it comes down to it, our security and our survival must be my deciding considerations.
My deciding consideration will be protecting the unborn and securing the borders. I won't sell out the unborn children of America by voting for Rudy in the primary or the general election.
Not so fast.
Indeed, in one recent poll, majorities of Republicans who were informed of Giulianis views on social issues said that they were either minor issues or no issues at all; only 16% said that they wouldn't vote for him after being informed of these views.
In the online GOP Bloggers poll, Giuliani is consistently one of the few candidates to end up with a net positive acceptability rating. These internet denizens are well-informed, and overwhelmingly self-describe as conservative (78% self-describe as 7 or higher on a 10-scale of conservatism). If these people can support Rudy, anyone can.
Judge not, lest ye be judged.
While I personally would never have an abortion for my own moral reasons, I won't impose it on anyone else. It is God's job to judge them and if in the end, they judge themselves hsrshly for doing so, so be it. Those that fail to self-judge and repeat the same act will not win God's favor.
With the gay agenda, I tend to see the whole person and if I get to know someone and they choose an alternative lifestyle, it is still not my place to judge. If the individual has a clear and compassionalte heart and treats others as Jesus would, then they are living a more righteous life than those that choose to do Jesus' job here on earth.
While it may be "wrong" in the eyes of God to have an abortion or be gay, it is also wrong to do God's job and to judge, condemn and inflict personal values on another.
There will be no doubt that someone will be tempted to flame me and that, too, is not very Christian.
..right now, it is mainly name recognition--give it a few months, then we'll see...
source? Yer link goes to a FR page.
Rudy isn't in the position to get pregnant. I think he is wanting women to use their conscience and not impose a given social value. In the end, there would be butcher shops that women that really want to kill an embryo or fetus will find.
Rudy gets my vote, he was for Alito and Roberts and also likes Scalia...
Don't include me.
I think he's liberal RINO scum.
Oh, no! I'll have to look to find it again. I've been posting it on and off for 1-2 weeks now, so it's a relatively old FR thread which linked directly to the poll.
You tore Genesis out of your Bible?
Why not just chuck the rest of it?
Suppose we substitute another situation...does this statement sound legitimate to you?
While I personally would never
have an abortionmurder for my own moral reasons, I won't impose it on anyone else. It is God's job to judge them and if in the end, they judge themselves hsrshly for doing so, so be it.
I recognize that my position (no vote for a abortion enabler, ever) is strongly challenged. That's fine.
Some folks say it will be a wash - that Rudy would pick up as many votes as he loses. But, what does that do to the rest of the party candidates and office holders who are left holding the bag?