Friday, February 09, 2007

Giuliani Begins Shift Rightward

The NYT had this to say about Giuliani shifting his abortion rhetoric to the right (try to ignore the NYT's pompous, elitist sneers):

As he prepares for a possible run for president — a road that goes deep into the heart of conservative America — Rudolph W. Giuliani takes with him a belief in abortion rights that many think could derail his bid to capture the Republican nomination.

But in recent weeks, as he has courted voters in South Carolina and talked to conservative media outlets, Mr. Giuliani has highlighted a different element of his thinking on the abortion debate. He has talked about how he would appoint “strict constructionist” judges to the Supreme Court — what abortion rights advocates say is code among conservatives for those who seek to overturn or limit Roe v. Wade, the 1973 court ruling declaring a constitutional right to abortion.
All I can say is that I hope it's true. We're talking about a guy who actually has a good shot at handily defeating any Democrat opponent, and unfortunately he is extremely to the Left on abortion (once saying that, "hypothetically," he'd pay for his own daughter's abortion if she asked him).