[image-1]After a strong showing last night at the Republican debate, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani made a brief stop in Charleston on Wednesday morning for a short-notice town hall event.
Where the other GOPers were busy taking shots at each other at last night’s debate in Columbia, Giuliani is using his status as frontrunner to focus his energy on the Democrats, particularly frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
“We want to remain on offense against terrorism,” Giuliani says. “The Democrats want to go back to defense.”
On the economy, Giuliani says that the Dems want an economy that is government dominated.
“They trust government more, I trust people more,” Giuliani says. “You’re going to do better things with your money than the government does.”
Giuliani says he wants to lower taxes (while simplifying the tax code) and eliminate jobs in the federal government through attrition.
“Let’s use technology, lets use innovation, lets run the government like a business,” he says.
Similar to the debate Tuesday night, Giuliani again cleared up his position on abortion, the issue seen as his main diversion from the GOP-faithful.
“I morally oppose abortion,” he says. “If Someone asked my advice, I would tell them, ‘Don’t have an abortion.’ But people of good will who are equally moral would come to a different conclusion. You can disagree with them, but you can’t use the power of the government to coerce them.”
Instead, Giuliani suggests a pregnant woman considering abortion should have the most information possible, but, in the end, it should be her choice.