Carol Platt Liebau: On Rudy

Friday, June 22, 2007

On Rudy

Jim Geraghty highlights some of the many reasons why it's hard not to like Rudy Giuliani.

It's also worth remembering that a Giuliani candidacy would put in play states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, which might otherwise not be competitive with, say, a Huckabee nomination.

One of Rudy's big weaknesses so far, however, has been the way he's handled the abortion issue (as I've pointed out before). The dirty little secret, of course, is that abortion isn't the hot potato for conservatives that so many in the press (and in the Democratic Party) believe it is, as Melinda Hennenberger points out.

It would be strange if the Republican ticket consisted of two northeastern candidates from blue states -- but it's hard to deny that almost any conceivable Republican ticket would be strengthened by Giuliani's presence on it.


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