(By msnbc’s Tucker Carlson)
Would the day Roe v. Wade is repealed be a good day for America? It’s a simple enough question, and all the candidates responded to it simply. Nine of them agreed it would be a good day. Giuliani’s response: “It’d be OK.”
So the repeal of the single most controversial Supreme Court decision of the last 30 years is no big deal one way or another? You can support Roe or oppose it, but indifference is an odd response, especially for a presidential candidate.
Another weird moment: Giuliani is asked if the increased influence of evangelicals is a good thing for the Republican Party. His answer: “The increased influence of large groups of people is always good.” Notice the immediate shift from the specific (evangelicals) to the general (“large groups of people.”) That’s always a sure sign of a dodge, and in this case there was no reason for it. This isn’t New York City. It’s the Republican primary. In a Republican primary, evangelicals aren’t considered scary. They’re good. More than that, they’re politically necessary. There’s no reason not to say nice things about them in public. Why can’t Giuliani do it?
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Would the day Roe v. Wade is repealed be a good day for America?