Monday, June 25, 2007

Non-Embraceable Giuliani

Is it possible to both embrace and hold at arm's length distance a religious position? Former NY major Rudy "I remember 9-11" Giuliani is finding the tap dance that led others in his party to fall head over heels for the religious right, a tough dance step. Catholic leaders are on the verge of declaring his position on abortion "contrary to Catholic teaching" -- a virtual "we are telling you not to vote for him." While this will not necessarily lead to a strong anti-Catholic vote against Giuliani it does demonstrate the problems of embracing religion in a party that has taken an extreme position on the subjects of abortion and religion.

How can a presidential candidate actually hold a position that actually demonstrates the complexity of an issue in the Republican party. You can't.

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