At the Statehouse: Rudy and the Right
Excerpted from this post at At the Statehouse
Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani is asking for a truce with conservatives over abortion. Good luck. "On abortion, I think we should respect each other," the former New York mayor told about 50 Iowans Saturday afternoon at a Des Moines restaurant. "Our party has to get beyond issues like that." Giuliani is a pro-choice candidate seeking the nomination of an overwhelmingly pro-life party. ... nearly all of the other eight Republican White House hopefuls who spoke did mention it, over and over again. They know Giuliani leads in early polls. They think the life issue — and broader questions about his conservative street cred — could be his Achilles' heel around these parts. ... he believes that even Republicans who strongly disagree with him will give him credit for his unwavering honesty. That's in contrast to Romney, who is catching brimstone for being a former pro-choicer and current flip-flopper.