Rudy Giuliani, whose positions on abortion and homosexuality mark him as the most socially liberal Republican presidential candidate in more than a generation, is so far winning the contest for the support of social conservatives, according to a new analysis of recent polls.I tend to think that Social Conservatives think that Rudy will be far better than any of the Democrats in the field. I think they are holding on the the hope that Rudy Giuliani will, if not continue the rise of conservatives on the bench, at least not further the liberal side of the bench. So the SoCons are taking a risk by supporting Giuliani, but it is based on the hope that he can beat Hillary or Obama, who will further undermine their values.
Widespread perceptions that Giuliani is the most electable Republican in this year's field are driving his support among social conservatives, according to the analysis by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
The fact that the courts have taken on such a prominent role in the presidential calculus is of greater concern to me, but no one talks about that.