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Pro-Choice Rudy

By Matthew Yglesias on May 10, 2007 at 7:58 am

"Pro-Choice Rudy"


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It seems like the obvious Rudy Giuliani campaign startegy was to run as a proponent of overturning Roe v. Wade while remaining nominally pro-choice — joining the Wittes/Rosen/Whomever camp. Instead, though, after a lot of flailing around it seems he’s decided to forthrightly take up the doomed mantle of the pro-choice Republican and run as Pete Wilson redux or something. Ross says “it’s not entirely out of the question, particularly in a frontloaded primary season where his weaker rivals may not have time to accept defeat, drop out, and allow the anti-Rudy vote to coalesce around a single candidate.”

It sure seems out of the question to me. Maybe not if there was some substantial body of thinking that commitment to anti-choice views played a major role in the ’06 defeat or something, but that’s not really out there. John McCain and Mitt Romney should, in my opinion, be popping some champagne this morning.

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