Skip to comments.Read and Weep (Can Giuliani Win Over Social Conservatives?)
Posted on 06/01/2007 4:54:16 PM PDT by dschapin
Powerline Post by John Hinderaker (excerpts)
"A couple of years ago, the conventional wisdom was that Rudy Giuliani would be a formidable Presidential candidate, but could never get the Republican nomination because of his liberal views on some social issues. I believe that we were among the first to question this assumption...At the Candidates' Forum, the Giuliani campaign has started a thread titled Social Conservatives Back Giuliani, which cites some of the recent poll data...UPDATE: Interesting--so far, the commenters on Giuliani's Forum site are pretty much unanimously OK with his position as laid out above. That could change as more comments come in, of course, but I think readers of this site and participants in the Candidates' Forum are a much better barometer of conservative opinion than suppositions by liberal reporters about how social conservatives think."
Yada, yada, yada. Let’s at least try to get serious. This constant sales pitch is dead in the water.
Is that dubious + devious? :)
I don’t think so. When it comes to a primary, we have to go with someone who reflect our values. I can’t support him and I’m not even a fundy.
Bump for possible new freeper term, debious
I don’t think you actually read my comment. I do not support Giuliani - I just was shocked to find out that Powerline was being supportive off him. If you read my comments after the article you will find that I want people to go to the Powerline candidates forumn and write comments on this article explaining that Giuliani is unaceptable to Conservatives.
I meant Dubious - my apologies.
Look at the Polls, lot`sa folks like Rudy and, judging from a previous posted article., McNut is leading in South Carolina.
I think a common error is to forget we are not stopping abortions, for example, we are instead electing a President.
No need. A wee bit of humor helps these days. Some people probably remember my post about “hompsexuality”, the mis-spelling was funnier than my post!
Lol, thanks for the vote of confidence :-)
Then stay home and enjoy the democrap prez. either Thompson or Rudy can win. Ron Paul has NO chance to win in this country and neither does Hunter.
I believe certain people have chosen sides.
Believing anything Powerline says if you are socially conservative is a waste of time.
Right now, maybe all of us are a little shocked at each other, also at others who we may have believed were on the same page with us.
Social conservatives are just that, we believe our candidate can do more than one thing at a time.
We all want to be safe, but we wish to make sure what we are saving is what we believed it to be.
I’m not fundamentalist either and I just don’t trust the man. Shifting beliefs make me nervous.
“I want people to go to the Powerline candidates forumn and write comments on this article explaining that Giuliani is unaceptable to Conservatives.”
Don’t you mean unacceptable to social/religious conservatives?
I can’t support Rooty either, but it is now apparent that the line has been drawn. I doubt to many minds will move from their position.
A lot of us feel that Abortion is the greatest moral crisis that America has faced since slavery and that one day we will face our children and grandchildren and have to explain why we did not fight for the lives of the unborn. I think the social moderates in the party who want us to support Giuliani do not realize how bitter a pill they are asking us to swallow. If we allow Giuliani to be elected he will remake the Republican party in his own image and we will have no voice in the political process. The social conservative movement is being asked to commit political suicide and we must not go quietly into the night.
To answer the title question: NO.
Read and Weep (Can Giuliani Win Over Social Conservatives?
Someone must be kidding to ask this question, especially now that his equal in pro-illegals is trying to sink the entire conservative element of the Repub party with his insane amnesty bill....Rudy, kiss it good bye. If this horror-story of a bill passes, anyone who even thinks about Mexicans is going down in flames....this will be one pissed off country when the rest of the masses figure out what has been done to them....
Just to clarify, that was the title of the post at Powerline - I do not support Giuliani and want people to comment on the powerline article in the candidates forumn to show them that social conservatives do not and will not support Giuliani.
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