Giuliani: Campaigning on Fear

I was excited when Giuliani announced his interest in running for president a few months ago. Its great to see more moderate options in the republican party. People seem to forget that the binding of Christianity with the republican party its a recent phenomenon. Its really a side effect of the democratic party embracing civil rights in the 60’s, and the subsequent southern flight to the republican party.

I thought Giuliani might be a promising candidate, but appears his major talking point is to continue the campaign of fear started by the Bush administration.

“We’re going to win that war whether there’s a Republican president or a Democratic president or any other president,” he said. “The question is going to be: How long does it take and how many losses will we have along the way? And I truly believe that if we go back on defense for a period of time, we’re going to ultimately have more losses and it’s going to go on much longer.”

“If one of them gets elected, it sounds to me like we’re going on the defense,” he said. “We’ve got a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. We’re going to wave the white flag there. We’re going to try to cut back on the Patriot Act. We’re going to cut back on electronic surveillance. We’re going to cut back on interrogation. We’re going to cut back, cut back, cut back, and we’ll be back in our pre-September 11 mentality of being on defense.”

— Rudy Giuliani

After such comments, I will never vote for Rudy Giuliani.