Giuliani Deserves a Second-Look From Socio-Cons
The Wall Street Journal's Brendan Miniter has a great piece today on Rudy's appeal to social conservatives. He argues that a president can't do much about abortion, other than appoint solid judges, which Rudy says he'll do. But beyond that, Rudy is tough enough to deliver on other major social issues, such as school choice. (Despite what the rock-headed pundits and lazy journalists say, there are MANY issues of interest to social conservatives, not just gays, guns, and gametes. Rudy is a solid Reaganite on nearly every other social issue).
Here is the money-paragraph:
Mr. Giuliani delivered his South Carolina speech to several dozen conservatives. One woman who attended told me she wonders whether electing a president who successfully took on the mob in New York is what it will take to finally break through the entrenched education political culture.Marvelous.
I don't know if the NEA can be broken, but Mitt's too wishy-washy to do it, and McCain would not even try. Huckabee? WHAT?
I see Rudy taking them on, and he just might succeed.
Also, Mona Charen wrote a pretty good piece on Rudy last week. She referred to Rudy's tax cuts as "modest." I think they were more-than-modest, but the rest of the article was great.