Best Answer of the night: Guiliani
What seems to be the major highlight of the night is that Giuliani broke from the pack when it came to abortion. While the other nine candidates said they would like the Supreme Court to overturn Roe V. Wade, Giuliani did not. Most media outlets are saying that he simply supported the right-to-choose, but this is not the whole story. While it is somewhat disappointing that he does not have strong political convictions (despite his apparent personal convictions) against abortion, what I find to be more important is what he said about states' rights.
I believe that the Hyde amendment should remain the law. States should make their decision. Some states decide to do it, most states decide not to do it. And I think that's the appropriate way to have this decided.The importance of states' rights seems to be lost amongst modern conservatives, though it remains very important to me. It represents the decision to maintain control at local levels rather than a big national behemoth government.