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April 16, 2007

Giuliani Echoes Howard Dean, Suggesting Conservatives Need To "Get Beyond" God, Guns, Gays & Abortion
Update: Once Again, Not Nearly As Bad As Originally Reported

Update: See the extended quote, which sounds a hell of a lot more reasonable and less my-socially-liberal-way-or-the-highway.

Question: Is the MSM quoting Giuliani out of context to tank his nomination chances? (Answer: Doubless.)

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The actual quote:

“Our party is going to grow, and we are going to win in 2008 if we are a party characterized by what we’re for, not if we’re a party that’s known for what we’re against,” the former New York mayor said at a midday campaign stop.

Republicans can win, he said, if they nominate a candidate committed to the fight against terrorism and high taxes, rather than a pure social conservative.

“Our party has to get beyond issues like that,” Giuliani said, a reference to abortion rights, which he supports.


Ehhhhh... It's one thing to say "We share common ground and we can compromise where we disagree." It's another thing to declare people who sincerely disagree with you should jettison all prior beliefs just to be on the same page with you.

He seems to now be pursuing McCain's 2000 strategy, which of course worked like the Dickens and endeared him to social cons everywhere.

Bryan at Hot Air isn't exactly seconding the sentiment.


Related: Evangelicals not saying hoseannas to current GOP frontrunners.






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