Skip to comments.Rudy Giuliani Will Confront Abortion in Iowa Campaign Swing This Week
Posted on 08/06/2007 4:28:50 PM PDT by wagglebee
Though Giuliani and John McCain are skipping the Ames straw poll this week, he is still working hard to try to persuade Iowa voters to support him.
"It will have whatever impact it has, but it's not going to stop us from competing in the caucuses," he told a local reporter about the event. "Given the fact that we haven't spent any money and we haven't spent as much time here by any means as the other candidates, I'm very encouraged by the position we're in."
While Giuliani strongly supports abortion, he has been attempting to reach out to Republican voters, who are mostly pro-life.
He has focused mostly on his desire to appoint judges who won't legislate from the bench and his position in favor of promoting adoptions, though statistics show he didn't necessarily do much to promote them as mayor.
In remarks that will be delivered at an adoption center in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Giuliani will talk about his commitment to promoting adoption.
He will talk about how his desire to promote adoption and decrease abortions is part of his 12 Commitments to the American People.
One prominent Iowa strategist told the New York Daily News that pro-life voters aren't likely to be swayed by his message.
"It doesn't do that much to reassure people when they have other candidates who are the real deal," Iowa Republican consultant Bob Haus said.
He named pro-life candidates like John McCain, Sam Brownback and Mike Huckabee as more likely to draw support from GOP voters most opposed to abortion.
"Voters don't have to settle for almost as good as," he told the newspaper.
The straw poll could allow Mitt Romney and second-tier candidates like Brownback and Huckabee a chance to shine and possibly move up in the polls.
Republican voters will ultimately decide if they can stomach a Giuliani candidacy -- something he has admitted.
"I guess we're going to find out, right?" he told CNN when asked if the GOP could nominate a pro-abortion candidate. "Instead of telling the Republicans what they should believe, maybe we should find out and let the Republicans decide."
Hey Roody, we've all heard the "safe and legal and rare" line before.
There is a special place in hell for (the so-called) doctors that performed that procedure.
It's time for Iowans to tell him that he's wrong--dead wrong.
If Rooty is tough on terror and wise about the struggle we are in, he would advocate for people to keep procreating or become dhimmis in the garb of extreme Islam, just because we are outnumbered.
There really is more to this than bombs and PC.
American abortuaries are still slaughtering over 3500 innocent babies A DAY, the only way to get "past" this is for this holocaust to end.
IMO, there’s a special place in Hell for anyone who has ever supported the abortionist agenda, let alone performed or received an abortion. That’s a good portion of this country. Easy litmus test to thin the herds in Heaven.
I dunno that I could condemn every woman that has had one. I know a few personally that to this day regret their decisions and pray for forgiveness.
Have to admit, this country's moral decay simply makes it too easy for a woman (and a man for that matter) to make mistakes and not own up to them and deal with the consequences.
I like to believe the Lord will forgive those that are truly sorry in their hearts for what they have done.
I'd like to know what kind of "adoption center" would let this guy through the front door. Maybe it's a Petsmart.
I was surprised and disappointed to see the following when I opened up my e-mail today from LifeNews:
Advocates Giuliani, Obama Lead in New Hampshire, South Carolina
DC (LifeNews.com) — New polls in the states of New Hampshire and South
Carolina have abortion advocates Rudy Giuliani and Barack Obama ahead. Conducted
by American Research Group, the surveys show the abortion advocates with
slight leads over top rivals for the Republican and Democratic nominations
for president. In New Hampshire, ARG has Obama doubling his support over
the past two months and now in a dead heat with pro-abortion Sen. Hillary
Clinton. Obama moved from 25 percent in June to 31 points while Clinton
dropped three to 31 percent as well. Former Sen. John Edwards was third
at 14 percent, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson picked up a percentage point
to 7 percent and others remained at one and two percent. O the Republican
side in the Granite State, the former New York City mayor rose from 19 percent
in June to 27 percent in July. That had him overtaking former Massachusetts
Gov. Mitt Romney, who had 27 percent in the ARG poll in June but dropped
one in July to 26. The survey had McCain, whose recent campaign problems
have been well-documented, dropping from the lead at 30 percent in May to
21 percent in June and to fourth place with 10 percent in July.”
If anyone is from New Hampshire or South Carolina, writer an editor’s letter informing readers that Rudy is pro-abortion, because many Republicans don’t know (which is surprising).
Now, Giuliani is another story, I gauge his (so far) strong showing in SC to four things: 1) With McCain publically dropping like a stone, Rudy becomes the "tough on terrorism" candidate, which is popular in a pro-military state like SC, 2) The "anybody to beat Hillary" people who have been paying otherwise zero attention to the election still see Rudy as being the best person the Pubbies have got to do this, 3) Fred Thompson, a fellow Southerner, does not really show up on the radar, and won't until he declares. 4) Mitt Romney is failing to gain traction in the heavily evangelical areas of the US.
There's a lot of time, remember at this point four years ago, Joe Lieberman was considered a front runner for the Rat nomination. Things change, and they have plenty of time and reason to do so.
“Now, Giuliani is another story, I gauge his (so far) strong showing in SC to four things: 1) With McCain publically dropping like a stone, Rudy becomes the “tough on terrorism” candidate, which is popular in a pro-military state like SC, 2) The “anybody to beat Hillary” people who have been paying otherwise zero attention to the election still see Rudy as being the best person the Pubbies have got to do this, 3) Fred Thompson, a fellow Southerner, does not really show up on the radar, and won’t until he declares. 4) Mitt Romney is failing to gain traction in the heavily evangelical areas of the US.
There’s a lot of time, remember at this point four years ago, Joe Lieberman was considered a front runner for the Rat nomination. Things change, and they have plenty of time and reason to do so.”
Good thoughts, and I don’t think Rudy will be as good on terrorism as many people think. He has a pro-ILLEGAL immigration background.
border security = national security
And yes, there is a LOT of time.