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Robertson to Back Giuliani
Las Vegas Sun ^ | 7 Nov 07 | Liz Sidoti

Posted on 11/07/2007 6:41:35 AM PST by xzins

Robertson to Back Giuliani By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Pat Robertson, a prominent Christian leader and social conservative, will endorse Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, GOP officials confirmed Wednesday.

The former New York mayor backs abortion rights and gay rights, positions that put him in conflict with GOP orthodoxy, and has been trying to convince cultural conservatives to overlook their differences with him on those issues. That makes the support of a high-profile religious conservative like Robertson a particular boon.

Giuliani, the front-runner in national popularity polls, and Robertson will make the endorsement official later Wednesday at a news conference in Washington. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid publicly pre-empting the announcement.

The endorsement is a blow to rival Mitt Romney, who has been making inroads with the powerful network of social conservative leaders. Romney recently announced that Paul Weyrich and Bob Jones III were on board with his candidacy, and he had been seeking Robertson's support.

Robertson, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 1988, founded the Christian Broadcasting Network, the Christian Coalition and Regent University in Virginia Beach.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008endorsements; christianvote; election; giuliani; patrobertson; robertson; stoprudy2008
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Between the two of them maybe they can keep hurricanes from attacking new york city.
1 posted on 11/07/2007 6:41:36 AM PST by xzins
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That whooshing sound you hear is the last shred of Pat Robertson's credibility flying out the window.
2 posted on 11/07/2007 6:43:38 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Conservatives - Freedom WITH responsibility; Libertarians - Freedom FROM responsibility)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1922203/posts
3 posted on 11/07/2007 6:43:50 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: xzins
Gotta be them there alien implants controlling them.

Buy Reynolds!

4 posted on 11/07/2007 6:45:32 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (The standard measuring unit for human feces.One katiecouric is aproximately2 1/2 pounds of excrement)
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To: xzins

I am stunned by this.


5 posted on 11/07/2007 6:45:32 AM PST by Shelayne (...)
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To: xzins

Maybe Robertson will announce he’s gay and a cross dresser. I wouldn’t be surprise.


6 posted on 11/07/2007 6:45:50 AM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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To: rawcatslyentist

7 posted on 11/07/2007 6:46:44 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

“That whooshing sound you hear is the last shred of Pat Robertson’s credibility flying out the window.”

I agree!! GO FRED!!


8 posted on 11/07/2007 6:46:46 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: xzins

Dang Pat, that old age really does take it’s toll on ones’ faculties doesn’t it?


9 posted on 11/07/2007 6:48:33 AM PST by Grunthor (Liberals need to be reminded that The Holy Bible is more than just Godís opinion.)
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Another irrelevant endorsing a soon to be irrelevant.


10 posted on 11/07/2007 6:48:46 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Wow. Absolutely stunned. Was never a Robertson fan but now any goodwill is done.


11 posted on 11/07/2007 6:49:00 AM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: Shelayne; ASA Vet; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Yep. Robertson is an ignorant, old man. He has hurt far more than he’s helped the last decade.

ASA Vet correctly points out that this is a duplicate thread.

Please slice it, dice it, kill it, zot it, and if at all possible how about a HUGE, LOUD NUKE IT!


12 posted on 11/07/2007 6:49:10 AM PST by xzins (If you'll just agree to the murdering of your children we can win the presidency!)
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Robertson to Back Giuliani

Falwell's next. . .via Tarot cards.

13 posted on 11/07/2007 6:49:13 AM PST by Maynerd (Hillary = amnesty, higher taxes,defeat in the WOT, and socialized medicine)
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Looney tunes!


14 posted on 11/07/2007 6:50:59 AM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it.)
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That is not funny!


15 posted on 11/07/2007 6:54:10 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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Looney tunes is too lofty a status for Robertson at this point in time.


16 posted on 11/07/2007 6:55:57 AM PST by xzins (If you'll just agree to the murdering of your children we can win the presidency!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Agreed, this is stunning. I do believe that senility may be playing a role in this (if not outright spiritual deception). Giuliani is the antithesis of a biblical view of morality. These are strange times.


17 posted on 11/07/2007 6:56:01 AM PST by bereanway (Hunter in '08)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

That train done left the station many, many years ago.


18 posted on 11/07/2007 6:57:49 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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He has hurt far more than he’s helped the last decade.

A ring of truth to what you're saying here.

It may be that Robertson endorsing a gay-friendly, cross-dressing, pro-abortionist may hurt Rudy.

I can only imagine Fred, Mike, Mitt et al are going...

"Whew!"
"Dodged a bullet, there."

19 posted on 11/07/2007 7:06:38 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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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.

20 posted on 11/07/2007 7:10:05 AM PST by Jmouse007
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