BY DEREK HUNTER –
Liberals wanted nothing more than to see a divided Republican Party this week, sputtering out of Tampa and limping across the country. They didn’t get that.
What they got was a party united behind their nominee and in purpose.
This unity has caused even more panic than normal.
While waiting to interview former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, I listened to a reporter from CBS ask him three questions in a row about how he’s out of the mainstream of the party because of his pro-choice, pro-gay marriage views. Giuliani, being too smart to give the reporter the attack on his fellow Republicans he clearly wanted, denied any division. Were it not for time constraints, there’s little doubt the question would’ve been asked several more times, not for lack of an answer but for lack of the desired answer.
I asked the mayor if the division was more a reality or media meme. Not surprisingly, he thought the latter.
Giuliani said, “Sure, we disagree on some social issues but there’s always disagreement. The question is: do you agree on a lot more things than you disagree on and I think, ‘yes, we do.’ There’s one thing this entire convention is focused on, we all agree on: we cannot take four more years of Barack Obama. He will ruin our economy in a way that’s going to be very hard to repair.”