I'm not going to vote for a Republican, you can be certain. I don't agree with party lines, I don't agree with most of the candidates' stands. But there is one candidate with one quality that I admire: Rudy Giuliani.
Yes, Rudy mucked up 9/11. No, he hasn't really done anything on a national stage. And there's plenty I can't stand about him. But I have to appreciate that he is willing to take a stand on abortion. And he's willing to say that he supports it, unequivocally, even thought it disagrees with his own Catholic background.
In response to one Catholic bishop's open criticism of his stance, Rudy bravely said:
“My view on abortion is that it’s wrong, but that ultimately government should not be enforcing that decision on a woman... I consult my religion, I consult my reading of the Constitution, I consult my views of what I think are important in a pluralistic society, and the reality that we have to respect the fact that there are people that are equally as religious, equally as moral that make a different decision about this. And should government put them in jail?”
It's nice to know that someone's willing to take a stand and support the separation of Church and State. Even though I'm not voting for him.