Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Moment of the Night

The Giuliani camp is fast. Here's the moment that made Giuliani the winner:

Here's the key: going into the debate it was expected that Giuliani would have the hardest time, given the attention to his 'shift to candor' on abortion. The other candidates would be ready to press him hard and expose contradictions. But that didn't happen; Giuliani stuck with more general formulations on abortion - asserting his pro-choice view while promising to try to reduce abortions and promote adoptions - and didn't trip up. Further, he saw an opportunity to slam Ron Paul and burnish his terror-fighting credentials, and he took it. This was the most memorable moment of the night.

Avoided the negative that was expected; created a positive where there was none. He's the winner.

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