Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Pat Robertson Endorses Giuliani

Deeming Giuliani, "more than acceptable to people of faith, Pat Robertson endorsed Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid this morning:

Robertson said although he and Giuliani disagree on social issues, those disagreements "pale into insignificance" when measured against the import of the fight against global terrorism and radical Islam. "We need a man who sees clearly how to deal with that issue," said Robertson.
Pat Robertson is one of the most influential figures in the social conservative movement. He is probably best known as the founder of the Christian Coalition. More recently, Robertson's influenced has lessened as he made one controversial statement after another.

Robertson's endorsement of Giuliani is a setback to Mitt Romney. Romney, like many of the Republican presidential hopefuls sought Robertson's backing. Giuliani can now counter Romney's recently endorsement by conservative stalwarts Paul Weyrich and Bob Jones III and support his claim that despite his positions supporting abortion and gay rights, he is an acceptable choice to conservatives.

At The QandO Blog, Bruce McQuain belittles Robertson's endorsement posting "Dems get union endorsements and Reps get religious endorsements." McQ misses the point that it matters that this "religious endorsement" went to Giuliani. This endorsement matters because voters have heard of Pat Robertson.

UPDATE: I've added Video of the announcement of the endorsement.

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