Skip to comments.Pat Robertson endorses Giuliani
Posted on 11/07/2007 5:51:19 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
Pat Robertson, one of the nation's most influential Christian leaders, plans to endorse former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani today, the Politico has learned.
Giuliani has struggled to win support of social conservatives because of his moderate views on abortion and gay rights. But now he has one of the most resonant imprimaturs with Christian voters.
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), meanwhile, plans to announce his surprise endorsement of former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president on Wednesday, a campaign official told Politico.
The endorsement is to be announced in Dubuque, Iowa.
The alliance gives McCain once a front-runner, now struggling a crucial bridge to social conservatives, an important constituency that has remained suspicious of him despite his opposition to abortion.
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He hasn’t been influential with me. This endorsement will keep him from being influential to many.
What a fraud. Either that or a senile old man. What kind of conservative religious leader endorses a pro-abort and pro-gay candidate?
Pat Robertson is one heck of a good businessman..
Another one removed from my good-guy list:
Gov Rick Perry Sen Norm Coleman Pat Robertson
What a flake.
As for Brownback endorsing McCain, it isn't social conservatism McCain needs a "bridge" to -- he's in deep doo-doo over immigration, and Brownback isn't going to help there.
Brownback was the favorite of National Right to Life in my opinion.
NRL despised McCain for McCain-Feingold.
I’m surprised at that endorsement.
As for Pat Robertson, he likes to follow the wind and I think his finger feels a Rudy breeze out there.
Jump = shark?
Does anyone remember that Giuliani was the one who handed the NY Senate seat to Hillary? Think he won't do it again?
Rudy is a Clintoon shill.
Wake up people.
Pat Robertson...has anything he said really mattered since 1988? I grew up in Virginia Beach (my family still lives there and I still live 45 minutes away) and I know of NO Republicans who take the guy seriously - he’s viewed as a crackpot in his own hometown.
What is wrong with you Pat?
Have you been bought?
I have zero respect for Pat now.
Pat Robinson is a RINO and should be purged from the GOP.
About once a year, Robertson makes a fool of himself in public and then two or three days later he renounces it.
I won’t believe it until I hear it from Pat. I think this is a left wing psychological experiment and you are all falling for it.
If I’m wrong, then maybe what they said is true, that Pat has mental problems.
Selling out your moral convictions and endorsing a political candidate.
Nice, Pat, nice.....
The news continues to get more disgusting every day!
Bah! to all who don't have the courage of their 'so called' convictions.
I will stand by my belief that Schlafly and Dobson WILL NOT be sold out!
If this is true, I have lost all respect for Pat now.
This is why I hate politics.
Hmmm, Gays caused 911 (according to Pat), Rootie was Mayor during 911 (in case you didn’t know). I wonder if there is a connection.
I care not. I can never vote for Rino Rudy.
Thanks, I was aware of that. I thought it would be helpful to post a sourced article with a link.
True, the other was “Administered” over to CHAT...
It is time for Conservatives to unite behind the only true Conservative that has a realy probability of being the dems. Fred Thompson is that candidate. Conservatives can blow this out of the water. Robertson sold his sole for what?
I have a great deal of respect for president Bush. Our entire family voted for him twice, but he has let his critics on the left walk all over him and NOT taken a stand against them. Jesus said we were to "turn the other cheek", but that does not mean we are to become a door mat for our enemies to step all over. He should have continually taken a stand on the TRUTH and not let them get away with their lies, distortions and attacks. Instead, he wanted to "play nice" with people who continually stab him and the American people in the back EVERY chance they get.
. Is Rudy everything I want in a candidate? No but he will also NOT put up with Hillery trying to "Lazio" him by hiding behind "No fair, I am a girl!" Come the election campaign/debates, he will beat her like a rented mule. He cleaned up NY, ran that city very well, lowered taxes AND the crime rate and a whole lot of people didn't like him for it because he was tough. But that didn't bother him because he kept his eye on the ball. One more thing, in spite of his faults, Americans like him and have a lot of respect for him. He will garner a lot of independents.
He has stated that he will appoint strict constitutionalists to the SC. I for one take him at his word.
Personally as an evangelical, I like Fred, BUT Fred Thompson doesn't have the fire in his belly, does not seem to "want it" and is not willing to FIGHT for the position as much as Rudy. Sadly, he and his campaign reminds me of Senator Bob Dole... I refuse to let that happen again.
As for Mit, I live in NH and have seen first hand how he governs... no thanks. Besides, I can't vote for a guy who actually believes he is going to become the god of his own world by sexually propagating it with multitudes of spirit children his wife is going to be churning out like the queen from Aliens.
I always thought Pat was an old shoe, falling somewhere between a loafer and a sneaker.
Where have the Christian religious leaders gone? If a person was of the nervous type..they might think the end times are coming soon.
Of all the people Pat could have picked..he HAD to pick the candidate that is pro-choice? I am past being disgusted or surprised I guess.
This has got to be a major blow to Romney and Huckabee, who are both courting these endorsements, as if the endorsement of Robertson and Weyrich is going to bring with it any votes to speak of.
The prolife vote is going to be split, making the other legs of the social conservative stool-immigration and guns- even more important. Fred realizes this and while touting his prolife credentials and his reliability on federalist judges who really will reverse Roe v. Wade, he is assuming the mantle of the only major “secure borders” candidate (as opposed to the others, especially Rudy, McCain and Huckabee), having already secured his position as the candidate of gun owners.
Fred will get a very solid share of the prolife vote, because he is the most likely to appoint the judges who can actually mover the ball forward. But he is going to get the lion’s share of the Immigration and 2nd Amendment vote. That will be the difference.
Another sell out.
Man what a thread. I wonder which is the more absurd. That a Pat Robertson endorsement carries any more real-world weight then Dobson’s disapproval, or the hysterics this seems be be causing half the posters so far.
This is big, really big.
Robertson just gave the GOP nomination to Rudy Giuliani.
Endorsing a liberal turd like RINO-rudy proves it.
ALL will prove to be frail, sooner or later. Pat will recant when he finds the bristles too sharp to withstand and realizes how many he's dismayed by his "choice" - esp if it costs him a donation or two. Wait and see.
< s >He really meant something other than what he thought he meant....< /s >
We have Weyrich and Bob Jones backing Romney...
Robertson backing Julie Anne...
Dobson, well doing whatever he is doing
Depending on your beliefs either Satan is laughing or there is a rip in the space time continuum ...
Maybe Jimmy Swaggart will get behind Fred Thompson?
That may well be the most accurate assessment.
Sad as it maybe...
1 John 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
I hope CBN viewers aren’t that gullible.
I know near zero about Mormonism but it is better that this gets aired now than during the general election. Got a few source links to back you up?
That story has a bad headline. It is more about Brownback than Robinson and Giuliani.
No he would be a Rudy guy...
And somehow, I feel all the more resolved to support Mike Huckabee, now.
What these fools don’t realize is that, most Evangelicals vote independent of endorsements.
God used King David to His purposes, and David had done much worse.
Pat following the wind? Like a hurricane about to hit Va. Beach a while back!