Traditionalists Versus Giuliani

More talk of a Republic split if Rudy Giuliani becomes the Republican nominee:

“He’s stated a pro-abortion-rights position,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative group. “There is nothing more fundamental to social conservatives than the preservation of human life. Right behind that is the issue of marriage, which he is vulnerable on. It gives social conservatives very little to be motivated.”

Frighteningly, Giuliani's best hope of holding the party together is to try to stoke the flames of clash-of-civilizations type thinking, turning the "war on terror" into a Christian ersatz crusade.