Rudy Moves Right

America's mayor wants a new title: President. How he plans to ease G.O.P. doubts about his conservative credentials

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani shakes hands during a campaign event supporting New York State Senate candidate Maureen O'Connell at Franklin Square in New York City, February 5, 2007.

Clarification Appended: February 8, 2007

Rudy Giuliani trots out a joke when people ask how someone like him--a thrice-married New Yorker who supports gun control, abortion rights and gay rights and who shared an apartment during his second divorce with a couple of gay guys and a Shih Tzu named Bonnie--could possibly win the Republican presidential nomination. "Of course there are disagreements," he'll say. "You never agree with any one candidate 100%. I don't agree with myself 100%."

It's not much of a joke, but then Giuliani's predicament is no laughing matter. The former New York City mayor is at or near...

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