Republican attack Clinton and each other in debate
Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton were the top targets in Sunday night's republican presidential debate.
Giuliani, John McCain and the other republicans spent plenty of time knocking Clinton solidifying her spot as the top contender for the democratic nomination.
Giuliani probably should have focused a little more on his fellow republicans who were there to debate with him as Fred Thompson caught the former New York City mayor off-guard attacking Rudy's somewhat liberal stance on some key conservative issues.
"Mayor Giuliani believes in federal funding for abortion," Thompson said, adding, "he's for gun control. He supported Mario Cuomo, a liberal Democrat, against a Republican who was running for governor; then opposed the governor's tax cuts when he was there. So I simply disagree with him on those issues. And he sides with Hillary Clinton on each of those issues I just mentioned."
Rudy fired back against Fred's attack saying,
"Fred was the single biggest obstacle to tort reform in the United States Senate," Giuliani said. "He stood with Democrats over and over again. He voted against $250,000 caps on damages, which they have in Texas. He voted against almost anything that would make our legal system fairer."
Thompson also mentioned Mitt Romney's 1994 campaign against Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, when Romney cast himself as a defender of a woman's right to abortion, an issue on which Romney says he has changed his mind.
"Actually, Mitt, I didn't know there was any room to the left of Ted Kennedy," Thompson quipped.
Thompson appeared calm, cool, collected and confident. McCain and Giuliani have been very successful at looking "presidential," but this time Thompson gave them a run for their money.