This morning conservative activist Pat Robertson announced his endorsement of Mayor Rudy Giuliani for President. Former presidential hopeful Sam Brownback is expected to endorse Senator John McCain later today in Iowa, then travel with the Senator to two other cities in the state.
In his statement at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Robertson said:
“It is my pleasure to announce my support for America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a
proven leader who is not afraid of what lies ahead and who will cast a hopeful vision for all Americans. Rudy Giuliani took a city that was in decline and considered ungovernable and reduced its violent crime, revitalized its core, dramatically lowered its taxes, cut through a welter of bureaucratic regulations, and did so in the spirit of bipartisanship which is so urgently needed in Washington today.”
Upon accepting the endorsement, Giuliani stated, ““I am very encouraged by Pat’s support. His confidence in me means a lot. His experience and advice will be a great asset to me and my campaign.”
Robertson’s endorsement of Giuliani means a lot to Giuliani’s efforts, particularly because of Robertson’s affiliation with evangelical Christians across the nation who have been reluctant to throw their support behind any of the candidates. The endorsement came as a surprise to many, but really, this is just a sign that Giuliani is seen as a candidate that can bring unity to the GOP and who can be a much-needed leader in protecting our national security. Giuliani has shown to resepct the real Republican principles of limited government, fiscal restraint, and economic reason.
Robertson’s endorsement is also a large blow to the Romney campaign, as Governor Romney was openly seeking the endorsement of Mr. Robertson. With only weeks before the presidential primaries begin, today’s development will certainly impact the campaign going into the early states.
Stay tuned for more on Senator Brownback’s endorsement of McCain. For more on the Robertson endorsement, click here.