Rudy Giuliani is a problem for the GOP. The right-wing pundits try to dismiss this, but the Christian Right is making sure their concerns are known:
Alarmed at the chance that the Republican party might pick Rudolph Giuliani as its presidential nominee despite his support for abortion rights, a coalition of influential Christian conservatives is threatening to back a third-party candidate in an attempt to stop him.
The group making the threat, which came together Saturday in Salt Lake City during a break-away gathering during a meeting of the secretive Council for National Policy, includes Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, who is perhaps the most influential of the group, as well as Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, the direct mail pioneer Richard Viguerie and dozens of other politically-oriented conservative Christians, participants said. Almost everyone present expressed support for a written resolution that â€œif the Republican Party nominates a pro-abortion candidate we will consider running a third party candidate.â€
I have always said this country needs more political parties. We have grown too diverse for all our political beliefs to be summed up into two parties. This could become the opening for such a division. Personally I would like to see both parties split into two. Our democracy really needs this.