On the Day of Rudy Giuliani’s Endorsement by Pat Robertson
Contact:: President, Steve Scheffler (515) 971-7363
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DES MOINES, IOWA, November 7, 2007
Iowa Conservatives: Don’t Fall for Rudy
STATEMENT BY STEVE SCHEFFLER:
“We’re not going to beat Hillary Clinton with someone who has a record of agreement with her on abortion, gay marriage, illegal immigration and many other issues important to Iowa conservatives.
Some conservatives seem willing to look past Giuliani’s liberal record because he appears strongest in national polls against Hillary Clinton. The truth is, the national election is still months away. Iowans should nominate a candidate who can draw a contrast with Hillary, not someone who shares her New York values. In fact, recent polls point to Giuliani’s slippage against Hillary Clinton on the national scene and are evidence that the “electability” argument doesn’t hold water.
Social conservatives such as Pat Robertson who back pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage candidates do a disservice to the conservative movement. At the end of the day, we have to stand for something, or our movement has no purpose.”
That first paragraph sounds like it's right out of the Romney campaign playbook: "We're not going to beat Hillary Clinton by acting like Hillary Clinton", eh?
Anyone else with me in the prediction that the backlash against this Robertson endorsement will end up being a net negative for Rudy?