The New York Times reports that Rudy Giuliani has settled on an abortion position and plans to stick with it. Since I have criticized Giuliani repeatedly for hemming and hawing on the subject, I feel morally obligated to praise him for his now-unabashed pro-choiceness in the face of anti-abortion Republican primary voters. I'm still a little hazy on his view of Roe v. Wade, but it takes courage and candor for a Republican candidate to stake out a position at odds with the party platform and the sentiments of social conservatives. Or maybe just a calculation that the appearance of courage and candor will help shore up his image as a strong leader, which is pretty much all Giuliani has going for him. I guess I'm incapable of writing an entirely positive post about Giuliani, who strikes me as (and in my worst nightmare actually will be) the Republicans' answer to Hillary Clinton.