"In a loud voice" that perhaps reporters weren’t supposed to hear, Rudy Giuliani says that the social conservatives will be split and that he will form a coalition of the remainder:
In a voice loud enough to be overheard on the other side of the room, he outlined his view that the other candidates would divide up the "right-wing," voters, as he called them, leaving him to consolidate the moderates and the economic and military conservatives who aren’t fixated on social issues.
It’s a strategy. It’s what I talked about as a possibility in Iowa. Rudy wants as many candidates as possible. That is why it is so important for him to be the fiscal conservative candidate, as he expressed in New Hampshire (at the same house party, I believe)
So perhaps Rudy thinks that this kerfuffle over public funding for abortion doesn’t bother him so much?