Charles, I am really trying not to comment on your pun up there in the title…
At any rate, I thought this nugget from another great National Review article is worth mentioning:
But for four decades, pro-lifers have resisted intense pressure from journalistic, political, and legal elites to declare the abortion question closed. Those elites would surely treat the Republican party’s nomination of a pro-choicer as their final victory. Having blocked that bipartisan ratification of abortion-on-demand for so long, pro-lifers will be especially disinclined to accept it now, after several years in which they have gained ground. (Even Democrats realize that their pro-choice extremism is an electoral loser.)
The article has a lot of good stuff in it about a possible Rudy Presidency, so read the whole thing here.