Rudy's potential for growth

Continuing its series of white papers on presidential candidates, the Club for Growth criticizes parts of Rudy Giuliani's record but finds more to like than dislike. From the conclusion:

"From his support for extending income tax surcharges, to his affinity for corporate welfare projects, to his vocal opposition to NAFTA, there are undoubtedly some stains on Giuliani's fiscal record. However . . . Giuliani was able to significantly cut taxes; hold spending increases down below the rates of inflation and population growth; overhaul the welfare system; deregulate and privatize many local government services; and join the fight for school choice. . . . Some of his local positions are worrisome and some of his federal positions are still unknown. Nonetheless, one cannot help but conclude that if Giuliani could accomplish the pro-growth record he did in the hostile environment of New York City, the potential for him to accomplish even more amid the more politically balanced federal government is great."

Links to similar evaluations of John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Sam Brownback here.