Robert Novak, who I’ve always thought was a smart man seems sdisappointed to find that Rudy Giuliani has no interest in attending a Values Conference of Social Conservatives along with other GOP potentials.

Giuliani’s absence suggests that he will fare badly in the conference’s straw vote, though he leads the national Republican polls.

Um – Mr. Giuliani is not a social conservative. He’s not going to fare well in such a straw vote either way!
Much of the reason Rudy has a lot of support right now is because of his more liberal social views than other Republicans running.