Giuliani Sharpens Liberal Credentials

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    How can true Republicans honestly support this guy?


    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/11/washington/11cnd-giuliani.html?hp
     
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    I've been trying to figure this out as well. My political science professor said that he would not be the republican candidate, but, as of this moment, he seems to be incorrect.

    He certainly is not getting the majority of his votes based on fiscal conservatism. Yes, that is appealing to the hardcore republicans, but the average American will more likely look at security and social policy because both parties always promise to cut taxes. It has to be his role during 9/11 and the fact that he just gets things done.
     
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    There is not so far a Democrat I'd vote for. I will not vote for McCain, though it's becoming more difficult to say that. i keep reminding myself of the 14. With that said, Guiliani most represents my important cause, the WOT. Now if Thompson or Gingrich were to actually enter?
     
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    I dont think republicans like him at all.... The catch is democrats do...
     
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    What's the difference between his policy on the WOT and the other Republicans running?
     
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    He sounds like McCain, but without the baggage. While I'm pro-life, it's not my numbers 1-3. McCain has too many dings for me.
     
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    In the end, the most difficult Democrat for the Republicans to beat will be Edwards. While Clinton and Obama have a better shot at the nomination, I do not think that either one can be elected. If I were a Republican strategist, I would be hoping that either Clinton or Obama win the nomination. Giuliani is the most electable declared Republican candidate. While Romney showed well in the debate, he just does not seem to be getting the traction necessary. He may yet surprise. Much is yet to be learned about Fred, but I am guessing that Thompson is the most formidable candidate that the Republicans can muster. If I were a Democratic strategist, I would be hoping that Thompson does not get into the race.
     
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    Couldn't, won't. Giuliani's a New York City Republican, they are on the far left of the big tent. This latest "admission" of his that he has the same views as Hillary Clinton or any other Democrat on abortion mean he's done.

    The only way he could win the nomination is if the Democrat is very strong and there's a well-timed terrorist attack in this country and there's still no consensus mid-primary. He is a Catholic Joe Lieberman with a Gingrich-like family problems to boot.

    Without a FDT, it'll probably be Romney by default. I don't think John Edwards is as formidable as Hillary Clinton, she knows how to fundraise, has a charismatic spouse and can actually win her home state.
     
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