Skip to comments.Poll: Giuliani leads the GOP pack (& more on conservative endorsements Olson and Vitter)
Posted on 03/12/2007 6:48:13 PM PDT by FairOpinion
Giuliani is the preferred candidate for 34 percent of likely Republican voters, according to the poll. Giuliani has a double-digit lead over his nearest rival, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who is the choice candidate for 18 percent of potential Republican voters.
In a move to attract conservatives skeptical of his position on social issues such as gun control, abortion rights and same-sex civil unions, Giuliani's campaign Monday announced endorsements from Sen. David Vitter, R-Louisiana, and former Solicitor General Ted Olson.
"Obviously, I disagree with Rudy on some significant social issues, and these are very important to me and to many people I represent," said Vitter, a vocal opponent of abortion, gay marriage and gun control.
"But after numerous personal meetings with the mayor, it's very clear to me that he's not running for president to advance any liberal social agenda," he said.
Olson, who served with Giuliani in the Reagan Justice Department, said he believes the former mayor "will appoint the kind of judges that we expect in this country -- people that respect the rule of law and the role of judges and who interpret the laws and interpret the Constitution, instead of judges who want to make policy."
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
The number of poor, ignorant conservative heavy hitters who just don't seem to understand all of Rudy's liberal positions as well as the numerous Rudy bashers around here seems to be increasing every week. Hmmmm.
I don't pretend to be any kind of political guru, but I have a hard time thinking Rudy won't be the next president. I wish we had a conservative knight in shining armor who could win, but I don't see anyone who can get the nomination from Rudy.
And once it gets to the general election, Rudy is so much more likeable than Hillary- I don't think it will even be close between them.
Vitter said at a news conference, "Rudy has the strong unwavering leadership and sound judgment that we so clearly need in this time of war and terrorist threats".
Exactly. Rudy CAN beat Hillary.
I think we'll be blowing a great chance... the Dems seem hell-bent on crowning Queen Hillary.. but do you think that Bill has really "kept it zippered" since Monica? Of course not, and sometime next year some scandal or other is going to come out... but if what we have is Mr. Cheats-on-his-wife-in-their-house, we won't be able to use that against team Clinton - they (particularly HE) are oh-so-good at talking themselves out of trouble.
There's some unwavering leadership for you.
We would understand much better if he hadn't chosen to skip out on the first round of debates. However, avoiding tough questions seems to be the theme of this election.
Spent 3 1/2 months as mayor post 9/11.
"Rudy has the strong unwavering leadership and sound judgment that we so clearly need in this time of war and terrorist threats".
Not my first choice (or second, or third,...) as CIC.
I don't think Vitter or Olsen are "ignorant". However, I don't understand what the rush is for these "heavy hitters", as you call them,(and not just these two) to back a candidate this early. You would think they might be wise to keep their powder dry and withhold endorsements until all the candidates have declared.
So name someone other than Rudy who CAN beat Hillary and provide better leadership than Rudy.
"Not my first choice (or second, or third,...) as CIC."
Well, is Hillary your FIRST choice? That's whom you are going to get if you don't get on "The Rudy Express".
At least you don't deny the truth.
You just change the subject.
"The Rudy Express"?
No thanks, I'll walk.
Rudy has a track record with Hitlery - she was ahead of Mr_Mayor in the polls when he pulled out of the NY Senate race.
Why aren't we considering the logical choice - Jeb Bush?
The last time I saw thousands of people getting on trains without knowing where they were going didn't turn out too well.
Jeb ain't running. He's supporting Romney.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.