Brownback Endorses McCain
I have always assumed that the social conservatives
would come back to McCain.
Sam Brownback, a Kansas conservative and favorite of evangelical Christians, will endorse his former Republican presidential rival John McCain, GOP officials said Wednesday.
The nod could provide a much-needed boost, particularly in Iowa, for the Arizona senator and one-time presumed GOP front-runner whose bid faltered and is now looking for a comeback.
Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani picks up a rather surprising endorsement
Pat Robertson, one of the most influential figures in the social conservative movement, announced his support for Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid this morning at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. [Watch the video below]
While the press will undoubtedly play it as "Rudy enough of a bible-thumper to impress Robertson", I agree with the take at Power Line
Once we get past the strangeness of this, it's a good development. I doubt that Robertson will persuade many anti-abortion voters to prefer Giuliani in the primaries. But maybe he can help persuade some of them not to stay home or vote for a third party candidate in the event that Rudy is the nominee.
If Giuliani gets the nomination. I know I'm virtually alone in feeling this way, but I have an inkling that events are working out well for John McCain. Fred Thompson seems to be struggling; the other day he had to beg for applause for one of his speeches. If the race boils down to Giuliani and McCain, I like John's chances.
Labels: 2008 Candidates, John McCain, Pat Robertson, Rudy Giuliani, Sam Brownback