Via David at Catholics in the Public Square
Nate Nelson has fired up a new blog called Catholic? Rudy Watch. His mission? Oppose the candidacy of Rudy Giuliani for president. As many know, Rudy "disagrees" with Church teachings in re: to abortion, protecting marriage, and ESCR. Looks like Nate wants Catholics to get to know the real Rudy. Great idea Nate!
Reminds one of Catholic[?] Kerry Watch which Christopher, Jeff, and Oswald contributed to during the 2004 presidential campaign.
The thought of Rudy Giuliani running for President gives me gas pains. I don’t think he can make it through the primaries when so much of what he endorses is so blatantly liberal in the modern sense. But I am definitely not looking forward to conservatives supporting him with the "but he is strong on defense" excuse. Kerry in GOP clothing isn’t much better than the original. I hope a campaign of "Tough on Crime, Tough on unborn Babies" just doesn’t resonate.
Out of the current possibles only Sen. Brownback could receive my full support. But historically Senators just don’t make good presidential candidates and I don’t rate his chances very high. But I would certainly love seeing a Catholic convert whose positions don’t make me squirm become President. If it happened though I think Bush Derangement Syndrome would be mild compared to hatred aimed at a President Brownback where you would think his middle name had become "Theocracy." I don’t think the know-nothings would have anything on the type of rhetoric you would see associated with a serious Brownback run.