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  • Romney Jabs at Clintons''Family Values'

    10/25/2007 11:13:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 36+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/25/7 | Glen Johnson, Associated Press Writer
    Manchester, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Thursday jabbed at the "family values" of Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, harkening back to former President Clinton's affair with a White House intern. Responding to a guest at a house party in Hooksett, N.H., who asked him how he would instill "family values" as president, Romney said that if elected he would try to set an example. "One of the ways that you help instill, if you will, family values is by having a White House be a place that demonstrates family values," Romney said. "And,...
  • The Two-Man Race: Only Rudy and Mitt have credible scenarios.

    10/27/2007 7:07:05 AM PDT · by nordicstan · 97 replies · 104+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 27, 2007 | Fred Barnes
    Scenarios matter. They offer a way to judge the presidential race. Strong candidates can outline a sequence of likely victories or impressive finishes in the caucuses and primaries that would lead to the nomination. Weak candidates can't. And, to be clear, a strategy and a scenario aren't the same. A scenario is a vision of a candidate's path to victory. At this point, with the first voting just nine weeks away, only two candidates--Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney--have credible scenarios. In that sense, the Republican campaign has become a two-man race, Rudy vs. Mitt. John McCain and Fred Thompson may...
  • What about the Faithful?

    10/17/2007 7:27:15 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 12 replies · 76+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 17, 2007 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    There is head-scratching in the political marketplace over a looming contradiction. The candidates for president of the United States include a man identified as a Roman Catholic, and among the voters there are, of course, many Catholics. It would be reasonable to suppose that Candidate Giuliani would get the presumptive backing of the Catholic population. But there are a couple of caveats. First, is Giuliani a Catholic other than nominally? Because his name is Italian, one assumes that he subscribes to the faith associated with the Italian people. As a boy, he went to Catholic schools, and he was apparently...
  • Signs Point to an Evangelical Revival for Romney...

    10/17/2007 6:43:28 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 48 replies · 99+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | October 17, 2007 | Sarah Posner
    With the Family Research Council/Focus on the Family "Values Voter" Summit just days away, FRC President Tony Perkins hinted to reporters that Mitt Romney's Mormonism isn't such a big deal after all. Perkins' cult-shmult conference call came on the heels of evangelical public relations guru Mark DeMoss sending a five-page letter of support for Romney to evangelical leaders. (DeMoss, who has worked with many major evangelical figures, including the late Jerry Falwell, has volunteered for Romney's campaign since last year.) In the letter, DeMoss invoked Falwell, suggesting that his old mentor never would have sat out an election (i.e., voted...
  • Gingerly, Romney Seeks Ties to Christian Right

    10/16/2007 7:32:04 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 32 replies · 36+ views
    New York Times ^ | 16 October 2007 | MICHAEL LUO
    He has invoked the Rev. Rick Warren, a popular evangelical author and megachurch pastor. He has quoted Scripture and alluded to the Gideon Bible as favorite late-night reading. And he has cited his belief in Jesus Christ as his personal “savior.” As Mitt Romney has had to grapple with suspicions about his Mormon religion during his presidential run, he has tried in various ways to signal his kinship with evangelical Christians, who represent a crucial constituency of the Republican base but consider his religious beliefs to be heretical. He faces a delicate task in trying to stake out common ground...
  • Romney gets joint drubbing [GOP CHATTERING ABOUT RUDY-MCCAIN TICKET...]

    10/15/2007 5:56:39 AM PDT · by AngryNeighbor · 101 replies · 50+ views
    Politico ^ | Oct 15, 2007 08:17 AM EST | Mike Allen
    Sensing weakness, Sen. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani have formed an unspoken alliance to try to torpedo Mitt Romney just as many voters are tuning in to the Republican presidential race. “I'm not going to con you,” McCain said Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” when asked about Romney. “It’s important to be honest with people.” The two are teaming up at a time when the heat is escalating in both nominating contests. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) started attacking Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) by name last week after resisting for months in the service of his “new kind of politics.”...
  • No one's perfect, so we have to choose the best (Dobson wrong about '08)

    10/15/2007 7:56:21 AM PDT · by BigAlPro · 100 replies · 199+ views
    The Holland Sentinel ^ | October 15, 2007 | Alan Helvig
    James Dobson is a courageous leader and a battle-scarred warrior. He has gone head to head with the best of them and has done a wonderful job of defending Christian values in the political arena. He has earned our respect and deserves our prayers. However, just as John Kerry's war record didn't make him a good president, Jim Dobson's record does not make him right about the 2008 presidential race. Dobson has allowed his pride to cause him to publicly vow "never for the rest of my life to vote for anyone who would kill innocent babies." Making this a...
  • Political expert examines the Catholic Vote for 2008 (In a Giuliani vs. Clinton race)

    10/12/2007 1:36:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 437+ views
    CNA ^ | October 12, 2007
    Washington DC, Oct 12, 2007 / 02:27 pm (CNA).- If the United States presidential race comes down to candidates Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton, the Catholic vote will swing to Clinton. That's the claim of Steve Wagner, a chief political strategist who helped George W. Bush win the majority of Catholics' votes in the 2000 and 2004 elections. He has argued that appealing to Mass-going Catholics is a key factor in a presidential candidate's electoral success.  Deal W. Hudson, of, interviewed Wagner on the prospects of a Giuliani-Clinton match-up and the probable behavior of Catholic voters.  According to Hudson's report,...
  • Giuliani Gets Thompson Nod

    10/12/2007 10:35:16 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 872+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/12/7 | LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani is picking up the endorsement of one-time GOP rival Tommy Thompson, the former Wisconsin governor and Bush Cabinet member. "Rudy Giuliani has shown that he is a true leader," Thompson said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press. "He is America's mayor, and during a period of time of great stress for this country he showed tremendous leadership." The former New York mayor is to accept the endorsement in Charleston, S.C., later Friday. Thompson is the first former 2008 Republican presidential candidate to endorse in the race. He dropped out in...
  • Evangelical publicist sends letter to evangelical leaders urging them to rally Romney support

    10/11/2007 2:00:29 PM PDT · by Spiff · 179 replies · 1,300+ views
    Mark DeMoss (The DeMoss Group) ^ | 9 October 2007 | Mark DeMoss
    To: Conservative & Evangelical Leaders From: Mark DeMoss (Personally) Date: October 9, 2007 Subject: The 2008 Presidential Election In about 100 days we will likely have a Republican nominee for president. Most political observers believe it a near certainty that this nominee will face Hillary Clinton in the general election. While most people think this election cycle started too early, I’m finding that few people realize the primaries are almost upon us—and how compacted the primary calendar is. Within about 30 days after the last college football bowl game is played, primaries (and an all-important caucus) will be held in...
  • Richard Viguerie: Giuliani Doesn't Get It

    10/11/2007 10:10:37 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 26 replies · 490+ views
    Earth Times ^ | 10/10/2007 | PRNewswire-USNewswire
    MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006) (, issued the following statement regarding Mayor Rudy Giuliani and conservatives' potential support for a third-party presidential candidate: "Rudy Giuliani's insistence that America is doing well with a two-party system shows that he still doesn't grasp how discouraged, disheartened, and disillusioned the GOP's conservative base is with the Republican leadership. "Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo, on the other hand, showed that they are walking in step with the party's grassroots. Neither would...
  • Giuliani A Winner in Michigan Debates

    10/10/2007 9:30:04 PM PDT · by americanophile · 23 replies · 519+ views ^ | October 10, 2007 | GOPublius
    Rudy Giuliani:The Michigan debate may have been Giuliani’s best. The affable mayor seemed relaxed, optimistic, and in command of the issues. His attacks, waged largely against Hillary Clinton, did much to elevate him above the other candidates and helped to feed the notion that Giuliani is both the inevitable nominee and the best match-up against Hillary Clinton in a general election. Giuliani was able to avoid many of the social issues that have plagued him in earlier debates due to largely policy-focused questions, and his retorts were generally articulate and on-point. When coupled with some humorous if slightly contrived lines,...
  • Rudy Awakening

    10/10/2007 2:15:03 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 14 replies · 514+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 10, 2007 | Douglas W. Kmiec
    Giuliani’s the-Constitution-made-me-do-it excuse just doesn’t wash. Tuesday night’s Michigan debate was very revealing. The debate revealed the significant executive-leadership differences between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. When it gets down to specific cases, Mayor Giuliani is dependent upon others for direction and guidance and is just as likely to fall into mistaken ideas as not. At the same time, the debate revealed how, despite his protestations to the contrary, Giuliani is not really a supporter of conservative legal thinking. The facts on who supports spending restraint and tax reduction are plain. Romney does. Giuliani doesn’t. Giuliani’s lame excuse that “the-Constitution-made-him-spend...
  • Giuliani and Romney, Making Two a Crowd

    10/06/2007 2:23:37 AM PDT · by ansel12 · 23 replies · 384+ views
    New York Times ^ | By MICHAEL LUO and MARC SANTORA
    "MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 5 — The two men were both leaders in liberal bastions. They both once held positions heretical to Republican Party orthodoxy. And they are both campaigning in large measure on their competency and ability to change Washington." " Now Rudolph W. Giuliani and Mitt Romney are engaging each other as never before in the towns and villages of New Hampshire, from Derry to Nashua. It is a state where Mr. Romney’s regional appeal, bolstered by heavy advertising, helped him to early leads in the polls but is now being threatened by the autograph-seeking crowds that greet every...
  • Giuliani criticizes GOP on spending

    10/05/2007 4:51:57 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 27 replies · 489+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | October 5, 2007 | Libby Quaid
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contenders on Friday scolded Congress for extravagant spending of taxpayer dollars, and Rudy Giuliani blamed the issue for GOP losses in last year's elections. "We lost control of Congress because we were just like the Democrats as far as spending is concerned — shame on us," Giuliani told the anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity. But the former New York mayor spent most of his 25-minute speech ridiculing Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democratic candidates, saying, "Republicans are amateur spenders, and Democrats are professional spenders." Fred Thompson made a joke of lawmakers' free-spending ways, saying that as...
  • Dobson on Hannity Radio Program

    10/05/2007 1:09:33 PM PDT · by Theo · 322 replies · 6,193+ views
    Sean Hannity ^ | 10-05-2007 | Self
    Dr. James Dobson is scheduled to discuss his recent controversies on but two media outlets: Sean Hannity's radio program and Hannity & Colmes TV show. Sean announced that Dobson would be on the radio show some time *next hour* (3-4 p.m. Mountain Time, 5-6 p.m. EST, 2-3 p.m. Pacific.
  • Dinner, on the city’s tab (Giuliani's fiscal conservatism)

    10/03/2007 10:14:16 PM PDT · by ellery · 12 replies · 432+ views
    metro new york ^ | OCT 4, 2007 | patrick arden and tiffany kilfeather
    Yanks deduct meals — and more — from rent MANHATTAN. Maybe that $444 steak dinner was brain food. The New York Yankees counted this meal ticket as part of a food-and-bar tab it deducted from the rent it pays to the city, using a clause inserted into its Parks Dept. lease by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on his last day in office. That provision allowed the team to deduct all “planning costs” for a new stadium up to $25 million through Dec. 31, 2005. Since the deal was inked in 2001, the Yanks have subtracted at least $22.5 million from...
  • Rudy Giuliani gets the 2nd Amendment completely wrong in NRA speech [saved by a phone call]

    09/21/2007 10:12:36 PM PDT · by ellery · 126 replies · 2,169+ views
    Vanity ^ | ellery
    Right before Giuliani took his "impromptu" call during the NRA speech, he was discussing the second amendment. However, when discussing the second amendment's language, he mistakenly began to paraphrase the fourth amendment instead! Then he answered the phone and changed the subject. Here's the transcript, followed by the video: "After all the second amendment is a freedom every bit as important as the other freedoms in the first ten amendments. Just think of the language of it -- 'the people shall be secure' --let's see, this is my wife calling..." (talks to and about his wife) (then he resumes with...
  • Rudy's Gun Control Agenda

    09/19/2007 5:52:12 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 25 replies · 403+ views
    The 2007 version of Rudy Giuliani defends his past support of gun control as a necessary evil to fight crime in a big city. When pressed about his views of the Second Amendment by Sean Hannity of Fox News, Giuliani attempted to tap dance around his gun control record without alienating the 290 million people who don't live in New York City. The former mayor told Hannity that gun control was "appropriate" for the city, but that states and cities should be allowed to make those decisions locally. "So," Hannity continued, "you would support the state's rights to choose...
  • GIULIANI TO WOO NRA (gun-grabber tells NRA he's "changed")

    09/18/2007 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Liz · 129 replies · 724+ views
    NY POST ^ | Sept 18, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rudy Giuliani, an ardent gun-control advocate as mayor, will address the NRA Friday.