Republican Rudolph W. Giuliani said Aug. 8 that the latest Democratic debate underscores the party’s drift to the left, a move he said ensures that voters will have a stark choice in next year’s presidential election.
Mr. Giuliani, who last month called Democrats the “party of losers,” said the field of eight Democratic candidates is the most liberal in memory.
“It’s beyond their just embracing loss in Iraq,” Mr. Giuliani said. “It sounds to me like they want to repeat the Clinton administration.”
Mr. Giuliani spoke at a diner in the western Iowa city of Council Bluffs, where he wrapped up a four-day trip to the state, the Associated Press reports. He ate an omelet and sausage breakfast with activists and took questions from reporters, who asked about the Democratic debate sponsored by the AFL-CIO.
On virtually every issue, Mr. Giuliani argued, Democrats have ceded the political middle and moved left to court party interest groups. “When you listen to their discussion, it’s taxing the rich, penalizing corporations, creating socialized medicine, demilitarizing,” Mr. Giuliani said.