Re: [prezveepsenator] Re: Perry endorses Giuliani
--- Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...> wrote:
> I'm sure I'm not the first person to think this, buthttp://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071017/pl_nm/usa_politics_giuliani_dc;_ylt=AkRnwIqYz3cBKTSECfysDB.s0NUE
> Giuliani would need a running mate more conservative
> and more Southern than he is...
> If they won, then Dewhurst would be governor, and
> 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
> > of
> > a Southern governor on Wednesday despite their
> > opposing views on abortion rights.
> > Republican Rick Perry, an abortion-rights opponent
> > who
> > succeeded President George W. Bush as Texas
> > governor,
> > said he was convinced the former New York mayor
> > would
> > appoint Supreme Court justices who would please
> > conservatives.
> > "The one question I wanted to hear him give me the
> > answer and look me right in the eye was the issue
> > 'What type of individual can I expect on the
> > Court?"' Perry said at a news conference in
> > Washington
> > to announce the endorsement.
> > He said Giuliani, who leads national opinion polls
> > in
> > 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
> > Giuliani, who stood with Perry at the news
> > conference,
> > has methodically courted the party's influential
> > conservative wing, which has been hostile at times
> > to
> > his candidacy because of his past support for
> > abortion
> > 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
> > abortion views, he has many similarities with them
> > on
> > other issues of importance in the 2008 White House
> > race.
> > "There are always some differences, but I ask you
> > look at the whole candidate and the whole picture
> > what we face in 2008," Giuliani said.
> > Perry likened the choice to buying a new pickup
> > truck,
> > saying he would not reject a good model because it
> > had
> > 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,
> > visit
> > Reuters "Tales from the Trail: 2008" online at
> > http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/)