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Re: [prezveepsenator] Re: Perry endorses Giuliani

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  • THOMAS JOHNSON
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    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 17, 2007
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      --- Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...> wrote:

      > I'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:
      >
      > >
      >
      http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071017/pl_nm/usa_politics_giuliani_dc;_ylt=AkRnwIqYz3cBKTSECfysDB.s0NUE
      > >
      > > 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
      > of
      > > 'What type of individual can I expect on the
      > Supreme
      > > 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
      > said.
      > >
      > > 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
      > his
      > > 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
      > 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
      > > 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/)
      > >
      >
      >
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