Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Rudy Giuliani Campaign sets start to plan

I'm not a fan of many of Rudy Giuliani's politics. That said, this latest move impressed me. While I'm hearing about how bad candidate Jones sucks and a bunch of pandering, Rudy comes out with some goals which made the AP. This was on his site. He called it the 12 commitments to the American people.

I will keep America on offense in the Terrorists' War on Us.
I will end illegal immigration, secure our borders, and identify every non-citizen in our nation.
I will restore fiscal discipline and cut wasteful Washington spending.
I will cut taxes and reform the tax code.
I will impose accountability on Washington.
I will lead America towards energy independence.
I will give Americans more control over and access to healthcare with affordable and portable free-market solutions.
I will increase adoptions, decrease abortions, and protect the quality of life for our children.
I will reform the legal system and appoint strict constructionist judges.
I will ensure that every community in America is prepared for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
I will provide access to a quality education to every child in America by giving real school choice to parents.
I will expand America's involvement in the global economy and strengthen our reputation around the world.

I wouldn't call this a plan, but at least it is a set of goals and a set of priorities. We as a party have gotten too far away from this and it's killed us lately.

Now I'd like to see some specifics for the plans of Rudy, and all the rest of the candidates for that matter, but this is a nice change from "I'm the true conservative, you suck" that I've been seeing too much of lately.

1 comment:

keithr said...

Rudy would be the perfect president if he was a conservative. He is a very strong leader, a great communicator, and has a lot of charisma. Now if we could just get him to make a right turn on some key issues.

Right now I'm taking a close look at Fred Thompson. He seems to have a lot of the same qualities as Rudy but is more conservative.

The search for an electable yet truely conservative candidate never ends . . .