COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP)--Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani used the second GOP debate May 15 to say his pro-choice views should not prevent him from getting the party's nomination, although at least two candidates questioned his conservative credentials, with one of them saying his views on abortion are illogical.
All 10 Republican candidates gathered at the University of South Carolina for a debate that was much livelier than the one two weeks earlier at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.
Fox News' Chris Wallace, one of the debate's moderators, asked Giuliani if his "pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-gun control" views were the marks of a "true conservative." Giuliani responded by talking about the "stark differences" on views of taxes and the free market between Republicans and the leading Democratic contender, Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.), and saying Republicans "should be uniting" to make sure a GOP candidate wins in 2008. Read More