More reasons he should never be looked at a conservative, much less ever compared to Reagan:
GOP rivals pounced on former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani this week after fumbling explanations of his support for abortion rights again exposed his biggest vulnerability in the quest for the Republican presidential nomination.
Giuliani's rambling and sometimes contradictory responses on abortion during last week's Republican presidential debate in California provided an opening for the other GOP hopefuls, including Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), who declared Monday that an abortion rights candidate violates one of the "fundamental principles of a conservative."
That was followed up Tuesday by the revival of stories noting that Giuliani had contributed to Planned Parenthood in the 1990s, sparking outrage on conservative blogs and a lengthy, uncomfortable appearance on Laura Ingraham's radio program.
"When you have a cut on your leg and it's bleeding slightly, you don't go into shark-infested waters," noted a top strategist for a rival campaign, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in commenting about another candidate's weaknesses. "On this, in particular, he is way outside the mainstream of the Republican Party."
Giuliani can try to run away from his pre-9/11 past all he wants to, but the American voter is too smart to buy it. And remember, it was TIME magazine that first had the gall to brand him "America's Mayor"--the same publication that just put the likes of Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake and Rosie O'Donnell in it's "Top Most Influential" list.