Thursday, March 01, 2007

An Early Endorsement

Things can change but for now I'm leaning toward Rudy Giuliani for President. I'm not much of a social conservative although I agree more or less with their agenda. Social issues are just not that important to me. What's important to me is economically sound policies like low tax rates and national defense and I think Rudy is pretty darn good on both. Now, I do need to hear more on his stance on the second amendment. He was in favor of gun control in New York. If he is for more gun control than I will change my mind. I need to hear who he would appoint as judges to the various courts too. If he stresses strict constructionists then I'll be alright with that.


Anonymous Les said...

Interesting choice. As you stated, Giuliani is hardly a conservative in terms of social issues. I'd expect a HUGE backlash from the religious right if he is, in fact, the Republican nominee. I simply don't think most voters really know too much about his positions on the aforementioned social issues yet. When most people think of Giuliani, they instantly think of the man who showed such incredible leadership skills and humanity immediately following the 9/11 attacks. Once Republican voters dig a little deeper, they'll find Giuliani is perhaps a little too close to being a not-so-closeted social liberal than they may be comfortable with. A big chunk of my conservative friends tend to prioritize the so-called "morality" issues when it comes to their voting practices, so we'll see how Rudy holds up against the inevitable attacks on his own personal moral foundation when the season heats up and people really start paying attention.

That said, even though I wouldn't vote for him, I actually think Rudy makes a fine candidate. Why? Because many of the issues on which he and hardcore conservatives part company tend to be issues that I, for one, think our government has absolutely no business sticking its nose into. I know most of your readers will disagree with me, but I believe issues like abortion and gay rights need to stay out of our courts. Our government doesn't exist to "define" morality - it exists to shepherd our economy/commerce, our defense, and our future status as a world player. In that sense, I can appreciate the similar rationale behind your endorsement of Giuliani, even though we're on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Just my opinion, of course.

March 01, 2007 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

I agree with you that national defense and tax control are very important. I also feel that we have the right to have guns to protect our homes and property. We will learn more about his ideas as time goes by and be able to make a decision as to which republican we want to support for president.

March 02, 2007 6:17 AM  
Anonymous Jane said...

I support Giuliani for his leadership in important matters such as a sound economy and safety here in this country. I also support his stand on abortion, in the case of forcing a 12 year old child who is pregnant by rape or incest to have a baby. Her physical body and intellect has not matured by that age. One size fits all on abortion is wrong. And as for moral issues, they should be handled by individuals, religious institutions, etc. Not by the federal government. I also believe that all law-abiding citizens should have the right to bear arms. In my opinion Giuliani is the only republcan in the race who sees the issues clearly. His past history speaks for itself, member of Reagan administration and mayor of New York City are great credentials.

March 02, 2007 6:34 PM  
Blogger hashfanatic said...

yeah what a guy

his own kids hate his guts

the whoremonger and his whore

who built his "bunker" AT wtc

as president and first "lady"

divorced his wife at a press conference

tossed out arafat to appease his handlers

no you animals don't get to destroy this nation further

March 05, 2007 7:47 AM  
Anonymous lee said...

I agree with everything said about abortion in these comments. It is one area that does not belong in the political arena. Same goes for moral issues, we have other forums for morality, not the government enofrcing their beliefs on the general public. The government is here to govern.

March 05, 2007 7:33 PM  

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