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Monday, July 23, 2007

Rudy Hits The Democrats

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is not pulling any punches, and he is not waiting until after "Super Duper Tuesday" to take justified swipes at the Democrats, so the San Francisco Chronicle reports today:

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani loosed a blast at Democrats while he was in San Francisco Monday, lambasting the party's major presidential candidates -- Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards -- as "a bunch of pessimists and defeatists'' who are dangerously weak on terrorism and would be incompetent running the economy.

"They do not understand a capitalist economy. They think it's bad. They think it's bad to make money. They think it's bad to be rich,'' Giuliani said. "I'm a little kid that grew up in Brooklyn. I think it's great to be rich.''

Giuliani spoke during a campaign appearance at the Fairmont Hotel at about the same time the Democratic presidential field engaged in a televised debate in South Carolina, and faulted the Democrats for failing to talk about the terrorist threat facing the country.

"At no time during these debates have (Democrats) ever uttered the words, 'Islamic terrorist,' '' Giuliani said. But "if they do, I'll take credit for it.''

The tough words from the former New York City mayor came during a "town hall" meeting, where supporters including former U.S. Energy Secretary John Herrington and former GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon gathered to hear the candidate's thoughts on energy independence, the economy and terrorism, among other issues.

The crowd responded with polite applause during the hour-long session and Giuliani took a handful of questions.

He has repeatedly taken pains to portray himself as a presidential hopeful with the ability to appeal to moderates in both parties, but he used Monday's event in the Democratic bastion of San Francisco to deliver red meat to GOP grassroots voters with an unusually tough attack on the opposition party.

The attack was mild, by comparison. (The one we will compare it to is how the Democrats have demonized President Bush for seven years; making allegations that he lied and that he has purposefully broken the laws enumerated int he Constitution.) Personally, we see no problem with this broadside against the Democrats. They are running for the same office that he is and he is trying to prove to people that he is the better choice.

Many people we speak with like rudy, but a good deal of conservatives have reservations regarding his social liberal side. Again, speaking personally, Thomas and I rolled out a defense of Rudy Giuliani in our debut staff column at Common Conservative. We will continue to maintain this defense of him for the simple fact that the straw polls show him still leading the pack of contenders. That speaks not only to the experience voters see in him, but the leadership we saw on 9/11.

The Democrats will have to deal with someone like rudy, whether it is in his form, or the form of Fred Thompson who can be equally as biting as Rudy is. They are going to be called on to account for their economic and national security positions. Despite the media's best efforts, Barack Obama's gaffe in last night's debate is going to continue to haunt his campaign. The same goes for Senator Clinton, and former Senator Edwards. This is an electronic election, and the alternative media will be here to hammer nails into political coffins throughout the election season. The fact that Rudy Giuliani is throwing bombs already is a given, and the Democrats had better get used to it.



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