2533Re: Perry endorses Giuliani
- Oct 17, 2007I'm sure I'm not the first person to think this, but
Giuliani would need a running mate more conservative
and more Southern than he is...
If they won, then Dewhurst would be governor, and how
that complicate Kay Bailey's plans for 2010?
--- Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...> wrote:
> Giuliani wins over conservative Texas governor
> Wed Oct 17, 2:45 PM ET
> WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential
> contender Rudy Giuliani, battling to win over
> conservatives in the 2008 race, earned the backing
> a Southern governor on Wednesday despite their
> opposing views on abortion rights.
> Republican Rick Perry, an abortion-rights opponent
> succeeded President George W. Bush as Texas
> said he was convinced the former New York mayor
> appoint Supreme Court justices who would please
> "The one question I wanted to hear him give me the
> answer and look me right in the eye was the issue of
> 'What type of individual can I expect on the Supreme
> Court?"' Perry said at a news conference in
> to announce the endorsement.
> He said Giuliani, who leads national opinion polls
> the Republican race, told him he would appoint
> justices like Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin
> Scalia, and Samuel Alito -- three of the most
> conservative members of the court.
> "Let me tell you, I can live with that," Perry said.
> Giuliani, who stood with Perry at the news
> has methodically courted the party's influential
> conservative wing, which has been hostile at times
> his candidacy because of his past support for
> rights, gun control and gay rights.
> He will make another push for conservative support
> this weekend at a Washington conference of "values
> voters" -- religious conservatives who have made a
> point of questioning Giuliani's abortion stance.
> Giuliani said his message will be that, despite his
> abortion views, he has many similarities with them
> other issues of importance in the 2008 White House
> "There are always some differences, but I ask you to
> look at the whole candidate and the whole picture of
> what we face in 2008," Giuliani said.
> Perry likened the choice to buying a new pickup
> saying he would not reject a good model because it
> one option he did not like.
> "I'm looking at results, and I think that's what
> Americans will coalesce around," he said.
> (To read more about the U.S. political campaign,
> Reuters "Tales from the Trail: 2008" online at
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