For me it is not a partisan issue per se. I’m a hardliner in the sense that I am taking a very hard line on the national security / WOT. I don’t trust any of the ‘rat candidates on this issue and I trust all of the Repuublican candidates except for Ron Paul on this issue.
If it was Ron Paul against Joe Lieberman I would vote for Joe even though, to quote Ed Koch, I would disagree with Joe on every issue but one. Joe will fight; Ron Paul would not. So in that instance,. I vote “D” (God Forbid it should come to that).
I would say this to anyone wanting Rudy to lose the nomination — the candidate that beats Rudy better fight the ‘rats and their weak position on the WOT eight days a week. If Rudy is perceived as stronger on this issue than other Republicans IMHO he will win. Time is short, so Fred Thompson, for instance, has to get his butt moving and get out there making strong statements like Giuliani, McCain & Hunter have already done.