[lbo-talk] Christian right has it out for Rudy

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Wed May 30 09:31:00 PDT 2007


The Brody File David Brody CBN News Senior National Correspondent

Some GOP Actvisits Out to Get Giuliani May 29, 2007

It's no secret that there are some conservatives who want no part of a Rudy Giuliani Presidency. The Brody File has been digging around and has found a growing network of activists who are starting to take pro-active steps to shoot down a Giuliani nomination.

Case in point: Every Wednesday (while Congress is in session), Paul Weyrich hosts a midday luncheon at the conservative Free Congress Foundation. It’s an opportunity for conservative grassroots organizations and lawmakers to come together and push certain items on the agenda. A source inside that meeting tells me that flyers are being handed out that say the following:

"If the Republican Party nominates Rudy Giuliani as its candidate for either president or vice president, I will personally work to defeat the GOP ticket in 2008… Rudy Giuliani is wrong on all of the social issues, is wrong on the Second Amendment, and is pretty much a blank slate on all other issues of importance to conservatives…If the Republican Party nominates him, it is saying to the American people that it has lost all purpose except the raw political desire to hold power. It will be time to put the GOP out of its misery."

The flyer is put out by a group called “ConservativesForPeace.com”. Look, this group isn’t a Focus on the Family or a Family Research Council but it gives you a sense of how some are already plotting to destroy Giuliani.

I also received an email from a conservative grassroots leader who has a pretty extensive list of conservative contacts. (Close to 400 or so) Here are some excerpts from it to give you a sense of what he’s sending out to his grassroots friends:

From the moment Giuliani is nominated -- if they are stupid enough to do it next February -- a third party will be started emphasizing pro-family issues and conservative economic and foreign policies, and probably within a decade or two that 3rd party will be the dominant party along with the pro-abortion and left-wing Democrat Party.

Rudy Giuliani completely missed the point of the question about abortion. Asked whether he saw a parallel between the anti-slavery and anti-abortion movements, he seemed mystified and said, 'Well, there [are] no circumstances under which I could possibly imagine anyone choosing slavery or supporting slavery.' But just as no one would choose to be a slave, no unborn child would choose to be aborted." What can the Giuliani campaign do to stop this movement? Will the conservative grassroots really be able to take him down?

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