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.