The influential National Review is editorializing about Rudy Giuliani today, parroting the accepted general wisdom that the former mayor lacks the conservative credentials to win real support from the right during the presidential primaries. Sure, he might have been a great manager, but his positions on abortion and civil unions will kill him in the end. Quote:
"But there are serious
obstacles to Giuliani’s winning the embrace of conservatives. Putting aside his
tumultuous personal life, his positions on many national issues, from tax
reform to the environment, are largely unknown and will be more closely
examined. On social issues, however, his liberal views are well known and so present
a threshold question for many conservatives."
For what it’s worth, much of National Review can feel like a pep rally for former Massachusetts Governor and fellow 2008 contender Mitt Romney these days, so criticism of the other candidates should be taken with some small grain of salt.