John Podhoretz in the NY Post: "Get real, Rudy: You're blowing your White House Run."
As a presidential candidate, you seem to be winging it these days - giving off-the-cuff, ill-considered answers to delicate questions. If you keep winging it this way, you're going to fly off a cliff.Cal Thomas at Townhall: Giuliani is a contortionist:
If Giuliani believes in a strict construction interpretation of the Constitution, he could not support abortion, because a strict constructionist does not find language permitting it. For him to take the position he does on abortion and then to say he would nominate strict constructionists to the bench twists him and the law into a pretzel.The good news for Rudy is probably that at least all these pundits are talking about him (poor Sam Brownback).
Giuliani says people who don't like his position do not have to vote for him. Many social conservatives who view abortion as a make or break issue are likely to follow his advice.