Giuliani Back to Plague Us with Anti-Gay, Reagan Rhetoric
Many Republicans now think the Mayor, who governed the city during a Clintonite boom, is just the man to bring Reaganite governance to the state during a depression. His fans include the loathsome Newt Gingrich.
This is just a way to get the national Republican organization to talk about him again and maybe send money. That's why he still insists that opposing gay marriage is a winning strategy in New York state -- even though yesterday's Siena poll shows a majority of New Yorkers backing it, and even some conservatives find his anti-gay conversion counterproductive. Having reversed his traditional anti-gun stance to run for the GOP Presidential nomination, only to lose humiliatingly anyway, he would almost certainly back off the anti-gay talk in a real race. But right now he has to stroke the rubes. And why not? It's not as if he had any real principles.