From FOX News:
WASHINGTON â€” The claws were out Sunday night as the GOP presidential candidates went for each other’s jugulars trying to prove to Republican base voters that each is the most conservative candidate in the race for the White House.
Saying he was “conservative as soon as I could put down ‘Conscience of a Conservative’ while in college,” Fred Thompson added that he supported conservative judges and earned “a 100 percent pro-life record” while in the U.S. Senate.
But Rudy Giuliani supported abortion and sanctuary cities, Thompson argued during the Republican primary debate held in Orlando, Fla., and aired by FOX News.
“Mayor Giuliani believes in federal funding for abortion. He believes in sanctuary cities. He’s for gun control. He supported Mario Cuomo, a liberal Democrat, against a Republican who was running for governor; then opposed the governor’s tax cuts when he was there,” Thompson said.
Giuliani fought back that he “outperformed any expectations” in dealing with high rates of crime within a large immigrant community. In the meantime, he got a “heck of a lot of conservative results” while mayor of New York City.
I’ll have the highlights from Giuliani, Romney, and Thompson’s heated exchange at the beginning.
Also, we’ll have the entire debate video up in a day or two.
Here are the highlights of Fred Thompson’s comments concerning Romney and Giuliani:
Kudos to Chris Wallace for actually making a debate interesting. If only the Democrats would appear on FOX News, their debates would be more interesting as well.
Full debate video coming soon.
Here’s the full debate video:
10/21/07 – Video: FOX News Republican debate from Orlando, Florida