Monday, April 16, 2007

I figured something like this was coming ...

First of all, my prayers and support to anyone involved in what happened at Virginia Tech today. I'm going to refrain from commenting any further on this until more is known, but it was a horrific act nonetheless.

That said, I recognize that this quote is in dispute (UPDATE: Or Not), though the sentiments behind the statement aren't. Either way, like I said previously, it seems to me that Giuliani has a set of positions that he is going to adhere to. There is something to be admired on that in that he is standing by his convictions, but that admiration doesn't extend to the point where I am going to alter my own. I think that Giuliani may well believe at this point that he can win the GOP nomination without the support of social conservatives. Unfortunately, this is the line that a lot of his pundit supporters have been pushing on the grounds that he can win both the nomination and the general election without them. If he has seriously bought into this, then he is going to have a problem when people start actually voting.

One other thing that I want to make clear is that while I support McCain, I don't have any particular problem with Romney or (Fred) Thompson or any of the other major GOP candidates for that matter. I actually think that we have a pretty strong field this time around and while I support McCain, I can certainly understand how others might feel differently.


paul zummo said...

The calrification of Rudy's comments actually make them seem worse, because not only is he essentially pooh-poohing the importance of these issues - or implying that we should put them aside - he's doing so while employing the vacuous rhetorical stylings of Barak Obama. So he's wrojng on the issues AND he's suddenly become a student of the "can't we all just get along" school of American politics. The man should get out of this race before he tarnishes what was an otherwise a positive legacy.

Giuliani's continued idiocy, as I have stated elsewhere, is making McCain relatively palatable. I'd still go with Thompson, Gingrich, Romney or even Brownback before McCain, but he's managed to nudge past Giuliani out of last place.

paul zummo said...

You know, one day I'll proof-read before I post a comment.

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