The Cranky Conservative: Is McCain or Giuliani More Trustworthy on Judges?
The Cranky Conservative asks: "Would John McCain or Rudy Giuliani be more likely to appoint the sort of Justice(s) who would overturn Roe v. Wade?"
My answer: neither is trustworthy when it comes to the nomination of Supreme Court Justices. They both have a history - Rudy with the appointment of liberal judges in New York (not to mention his view that a "strict constructionist" could be someone who upholds Roe), and McCain with the "Gang of 14" as well as his insistence that a Supreme Court Justice would have to uphold the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold legislation - that makes them complete wildcards when it comes to judicial nominations. I would give a slight edge to Rudy only because he has made overtures to conservatives on the issue of judges, whereas McCain seems to care less about convincing us in this regard.
Nevertheless, the death of the pro-life movement within the GOP, to which the election of Rudy would almost certainly lead, vastly outweighs whatever miniscule advantage he may have over McCain when it comes to judges.