Sorry. Blame my Southern prejudice, but I can't get past 'New York lawyer', not to mention gun control, abortion, and, I think it's important how a man conducts his personal life.
But most important, he may be a Republican, but he ain't a Conservative.
Thanks, but no thanks on Rudy.
He supports lower marginal tax rates, and he supports vigorous prosecution of the war on terror. That puts him a long, long way ahead of any Democratic candidate IMO, who provide you no relief on any of the issues you mention.