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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 08:34 PM
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CNN: Family Research Council president rails against Giuliani candidacy
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Family Research Council president rails against Giuliani candidacy

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said Monday if Rudy Giuliani wins the GOP presidential nomination Democrats will take back the White House in 2008.

"If by some chance Giuliani were to gain the Republican nomination it would set up a very similar scenario that we had last November," Perkins said in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network. "An unenthusiastic Republican base which will suppress turnout and set up a Democratic victory."

Perkins comments come just as the former New York City mayor filed a formal statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Committee -- another step towards his likely run for the White House.

"Americans do not yet realize how far outside of the mainstream of conservative thought that Mayor Giuliani social views really are," Perkins told CBN. "Once people focus on this election and the candidates, Giuliani's lead will diminish."

In a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, 77 percent of registered Republicans said they wanted to see Giuliani run for president. In the same poll, conducted Jan. 19-21, Giuliani led the list of potential GOP candidates with 32 percent saying they would choose him. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, trailed Giuliani with 26 percent. Other candidates were in the single digits.

Giuliani's views on issues such as abortion has put him at odds with many social conservatives.

http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker/2007/...
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 08:35 PM
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1. Go Rudy Go!
If he gets nominated, then we can expect the Family Research Council and their ilk to go third party and take a good 5-10% of the popular vote with them.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 08:45 PM
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3. anything that makes conservatives foam at the mouth is A-OK with me
yes INDEED :thumbsup:
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 08:51 AM
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22. There is a documentary out called "Giuliani time"
Apparently the New York cops who buttraped Louima Abner with a broomhandle shouted "Its Giuliani time" as they sodomized their victim, hense the name of the film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473037/
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 08:36 PM
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2. I love it when repukes slug each other.
:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 08:45 PM
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4. I'm been waiting for this.
:popcorn:
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 08:54 PM
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5. If Brownback, McCain and Romney split the RW Christian vote, Giuliani could win the nomination.
Then the RW Christians stay home and the Democrats win. It could happen.
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 09:26 PM
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8. Romney can't take any, he's socially liberal, too.
Remember, he was elected in Massachusetts. Not exactly a conservative stomping ground.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 08:58 PM
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6. Well if it comes from that lunatic Tony Perkins, it must
be true! :crazy:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 08:59 PM
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7. Gosh, then they'd better nominate Pat Robertson.
:rofl:
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 09:29 PM
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9. Gee, maybe Falwell-Haggard ticket. Praise Gawduh.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 10:16 PM
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13. Perfect ticket! Jerry and Ted will eat each other up!
Praise be to Jay-Zeus!
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 09:30 PM
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10. Nah! Pastor Teddy Haggard. He's been cured by God after only 3 months. He is now 100% hetero.
The social conservatives should eat him up! Literally, of course.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 10:15 PM
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12. Ummmm....
Xcuse me but you forgot about his meth addiction. Are you naive enough to think that's going away also.......

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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 01:26 AM
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16. Pastor Teddy is a recovering CRYSTAL METHODIST
:rofl:
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 01:49 AM
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18. LOL....
I think I heard that joke on Leno.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 01:08 AM
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14. How has he proved that he is 100%?
Edited on Wed Feb-07-07 01:09 AM by LiberalFighter
Did he take the inflation test with both men and women?

Maybe he is bi?
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 10:14 PM
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11. He did try back in 88.....
And praise the lord he failed.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 01:16 AM
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15. I'd love to see Rudy get the nomination
for just this reason. It would be great for the country. Even better, though, would be if one of the christian right's own candidates were nominated and demolished in the general. Then maybe the gop would cut that wing off for good :)
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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 01:32 AM
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17. Well well well
"Americans do not yet realize how far outside of the mainstream of conservative thought that Mayor Giuliani social views really are,"

When they realize that he is outside the mainstream conservative thought, it will attract more people to him. But what is that "mainstream conservative thought"? Would that be Ted Haggerd? Would that be Jim Baker? Would that be James Tobin? Would that be Timothy McVeigh? Would that be Eric Rudolph? Would that be Tom DeLay? Would that be Mark Foley? Would that be Ken Lay? These guys have been the standard bearers of the party, they are the mainstream conservative thought.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 03:15 AM
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19. Respone
:boring:
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 07:09 AM
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20. Openly living with a gay couple
was the best part of the Guiliani. (Plus a couple of good speeches that were effective at the right time.)
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 08:27 AM
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21. Rudi would pick up more "Independents" than he would lose
among the Bible Thumpers.....

He would easily be the most formidable opponent the GOP could muster - and - given the others in the field, the least objectionable.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 12:21 PM
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23. I agree...
I think he would be a very dangerous candidate -- he could pull in Independents and pick off conservative/moderate Dems. The crazy/religious base would have nothing to do with him, but I'm not sure it would matter.
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