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Pat Robertson endorses Giuliani
The Politico ^ | November 7, 2007 | Mike Allen

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; abortion; christianvote; giuliani; liberalrepublicans; patrobertson; prolife; rinorudy; rinostampede; rudy; rudygiuliani; scarletwhore; sellout
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1 posted on 11/07/2007 5:51:20 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What a load of donkey dung . The writer and the preacher and the former candidate.
2 posted on 11/07/2007 5:53:27 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He hasn’t been influential with me. This endorsement will keep him from being influential to many.


3 posted on 11/07/2007 5:55:24 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What a fraud. Either that or a senile old man. What kind of conservative religious leader endorses a pro-abort and pro-gay candidate?


4 posted on 11/07/2007 5:56:48 AM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pat Robertson is one heck of a good businessman..


5 posted on 11/07/2007 5:56:52 AM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Another one removed from my good-guy list:

Gov Rick Perry
Sen Norm Coleman
Pat Robertson

6 posted on 11/07/2007 5:57:22 AM PST by yellowhammer ( Mitt Romney '08)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Great, Pat: Now go legpress that two tons again...

What a flake.

7 posted on 11/07/2007 5:58:41 AM PST by Jagman (I drank Frank Rabelais under the table!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Robertson... obviously fear of Clinton is overriding common sense. Giuliani would be a disaster for social conservatives, and yet they flock to him out of fear. Sad.

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.

8 posted on 11/07/2007 5:59:39 AM PST by kevkrom (*** THIS SPACE FOR RENT ***)
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To: kevkrom

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.


9 posted on 11/07/2007 6:02:39 AM PST by Nextrush (Proudly uncommitted in the 2008 race for president for now)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Jump = shark?


10 posted on 11/07/2007 6:05:11 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: kevkrom
"Robertson... obviously fear of Clinton is overriding common sense. Giuliani would be a disaster for social conservatives, and yet they flock to him out of fear. Sad."

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.

11 posted on 11/07/2007 6:07:00 AM PST by GourmetDan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Giuliani has struggled to win support of social conservatives because of his moderate views on abortion and gay rights.

MODERATE --1984 Double Speak is here
12 posted on 11/07/2007 6:08:14 AM PST by uncbob (m first)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


13 posted on 11/07/2007 6:08:34 AM PST by this is my name not yours (Free speech is the escape valve that keeps some people from picking up a rifle.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What is wrong with you Pat?

Have you been bought?

I have zero respect for Pat now.


14 posted on 11/07/2007 6:09:04 AM PST by free_life (Pro God is Pro life ~ ~ The Democrats are phony Americans.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pat Robinson is a RINO and should be purged from the GOP.


15 posted on 11/07/2007 6:10:21 AM PST by rface (kooky inside and out)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

About once a year, Robertson makes a fool of himself in public and then two or three days later he renounces it.


16 posted on 11/07/2007 6:11:24 AM PST by purpleraine
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


17 posted on 11/07/2007 6:12:02 AM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Selling out your moral convictions and endorsing a political candidate.

Nice, Pat, nice.....


18 posted on 11/07/2007 6:12:12 AM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
IF this is true, Pat has sold his Christian credentials for 30 pieces of silver!

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!

19 posted on 11/07/2007 6:12:28 AM PST by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: free_life

If this is true, I have lost all respect for Pat now.

This is why I hate politics.


20 posted on 11/07/2007 6:12:33 AM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
one of the nation's most influential Christian leaders

Actually, I don't think polls bear that out. I suppose we have to take the majority of political articles with a grain of salt these days, like also when this article says Guiliani has moderate views on abortion and gay rights.
21 posted on 11/07/2007 6:14:54 AM PST by RogerFGay
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


22 posted on 11/07/2007 6:14:56 AM PST by DemEater
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1922202/posts


23 posted on 11/07/2007 6:14:58 AM PST by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I care not. I can never vote for Rino Rudy.


24 posted on 11/07/2007 6:15:43 AM PST by Hydroshock ("The Constitution should be taken like mountain whiskey -- undiluted and untaxed." - Sam Ervin)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
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.

Stupidity Reigns Supreme


25 posted on 11/07/2007 6:19:00 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: azhenfud

Thanks, I was aware of that. I thought it would be helpful to post a sourced article with a link.


26 posted on 11/07/2007 6:19:42 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (When gov't wants to fix something, chances are it was the gov't that broke it in the first place.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

True, the other was “Administered” over to CHAT...


27 posted on 11/07/2007 6:24:28 AM PST by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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?


28 posted on 11/07/2007 6:24:34 AM PST by Bobbisox (ALL AMERICAN GRANDMA FREEPER, and a LOYAL and DEDICATED FredHEAD!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Look, we are at war with people who want to kill us, convert or enslave us. Rudy is not perfect... none of the Republican candidates are. But he understands this fact better than any of the other candidates from a personal perspective. Remember when he turned down hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Saudis? That spoke volumes. The truth of 911 is etched upon every fiber of his being and he will prosecute this battle to the uttermost. And he will actively fight against the anti American subversives within the senate and congress that are trying to undermine those efforts. They are going to squeal like little piggies when Rudy goes on national tv and takes them to task. I am so looking forward to that.

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.

29 posted on 11/07/2007 6:27:34 AM PST by Jmouse007
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To: Bobbisox
"Robertson sold his sole for what?"

I always thought Pat was an old shoe, falling somewhere between a loafer and a sneaker.

30 posted on 11/07/2007 6:28:00 AM PST by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SmoothTalker
Either that or a senile old man.

BINGO

31 posted on 11/07/2007 6:28:08 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


32 posted on 11/07/2007 6:28:40 AM PST by stillafreemind
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To: kevkrom

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.


33 posted on 11/07/2007 6:29:11 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Another sell out.


34 posted on 11/07/2007 6:29:32 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


35 posted on 11/07/2007 6:30:59 AM PST by tlb
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To: Bobbisox
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.

Ditto

36 posted on 11/07/2007 6:31:15 AM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is big, really big.

Robertson just gave the GOP nomination to Rudy Giuliani.


37 posted on 11/07/2007 6:34:03 AM PST by americanflyer1234
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Always thought ol' Pat wasn't all there.

Endorsing a liberal turd like RINO-rudy proves it.

38 posted on 11/07/2007 6:34:16 AM PST by DocH (RINO-rudy for BRONX Dog Catcher 2008!!!)
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To: stillafreemind
"Where have the Christian religious leaders gone?"

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 >

39 posted on 11/07/2007 6:34:29 AM PST by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; All
The universe is truly out of whack...

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 ...

Or both...

40 posted on 11/07/2007 6:35:16 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: ejonesie22

Maybe Jimmy Swaggart will get behind Fred Thompson?


41 posted on 11/07/2007 6:36:29 AM PST by americanflyer1234
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To: padre35

That may well be the most accurate assessment.

Sad as it maybe...


42 posted on 11/07/2007 6:37:47 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


43 posted on 11/07/2007 6:39:05 AM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: Jmouse007
a guy who actually believes he is going to become the god of his own world...propagating it with...spirit children...

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?

44 posted on 11/07/2007 6:40:01 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Call me a pro-life zealot with a 1-track mind.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That story has a bad headline. It is more about Brownback than Robinson and Giuliani.


45 posted on 11/07/2007 6:40:22 AM PST by LordBridey
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To: americanflyer1234

No he would be a Rudy guy...


46 posted on 11/07/2007 6:40:25 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Real voters in real voting booths will elect FDT.)
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To: ejonesie22
The universe is truly out of whack... 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 ... Or both...

And somehow, I feel all the more resolved to support Mike Huckabee, now.

47 posted on 11/07/2007 6:40:35 AM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: indylindy
Pat Robertson hasn’t be influential for a very long time.

What these fools don’t realize is that, most Evangelicals vote independent of endorsements.

48 posted on 11/07/2007 6:42:44 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: kevkrom

God used King David to His purposes, and David had done much worse.


49 posted on 11/07/2007 6:44:16 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Nextrush

Pat following the wind? Like a hurricane about to hit Va. Beach a while back!


50 posted on 11/07/2007 6:44:32 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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