"Life and Electability"
Marc Ambinder notes the head of the Iowa Christian Alliance bashing Rudy Giuliani: “We’re not going to beat Hillary Clinton with someone who has a record of agreement with her on abortion, gay marriage, illegal immigration and many other issues important to Iowa conservatives.” And Garance Franke-Ruta has the head of Iowa Right-to-Life bashing Rudy Giuliani: “We certainly would not like Giuliani to win because he’s anti-life and he’s a sure loser for the Republican Party.”
It’s interesting to see the non-Robertson (less crazy?) elements of the religious right trying to take this electability argument by the horns. Almost all the Democrats I know think these people are wrong and Giuliani would be the strongest GOP nominee. It still seems to me, though, that Giuliani is pretty likely to prompt a spoiler candidacy, especially if he somehow manages to win with the 30-35 percent he’s currently pulling in the polls.