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Rudy Giuliani on Hannity & Colmes

Radio and television pundit Sean Hannity did the political world a gracious favor a few weeks ago when, in a genial interview with presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, he ran down the entire list of issues, getting Giuliani’s one-graf position on each. Read the interview here. To my mind, Giuliani’s responses prove beyond any doubt that he is a viable—a frontrunning, even—candidate for even America’s most devout conservatives.

The only weak point came in Giuliani’s discussion of foreign policy. There was no such discussion. The mayor was only able to sneak in one mention of a foreign leader’s name at the tail end of the interview:

HANNITY: As mayor — and we’ve got to run here — but as mayor of New York, I can’t wait. If you were president, it would be interesting. I don’t think anyone’s seen a press conference until they’ve seen a Mayor Giuliani press conference.

GIULIANI: You know, I told Tony Blair once it reminds me of the same thing that he would go through every week, when they did the question-and- answer period in the parliament. It’s very, very similar.

An overseas trip or two will patch up rough spots like that. But, writ large, Giuliani is in a good place: Americans, more than in 2004, will want to concentrate on their towns, their homes, and their families in this election.


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