Religious right may blackball Giuliani

Christian conservative leaders privately consider supporting a third-party, antiabortion candidate should Rudy Giuliani win the GOP nomination.

By Michael Scherer

Sep. 30, 2007 | A powerful group of conservative Christian leaders decided Saturday at a private meeting in Salt Lake City to consider supporting a third-party candidate for president if a pro-choice nominee like Rudy Giuliani wins the Republican nomination.

The meeting of about 50 leaders, including Focus on the Family's James Dobson, the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins and former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, who called in by phone, took place at the Grand America Hotel during a gathering of the Council for National Policy, a powerful shadow group of mostly religious conservatives. James Clymer, the chairman of the U.S. Constitution Party, was also present at the meeting, according to a person familiar with the proceedings.

"The conclusion was that if there is a pro-abortion nominee they will consider working with a third party," said the person, who spoke to Salon on the condition of anonymity. The private meeting was not a part of the official CNP schedule, which is itself a closely held secret. "Dobson came in just for this meeting," the person said.


Ahh, from Michael Scherer's lips to the ears of those who think God whispers into their ears.

Rudy's candidacy always seemed based on nothing more than the image of him standing up and looking tougher than the craven, shivering President Monkey Boy.

The fact that he's a vicious, nasty prick whose pig-headedness cost many many more NYFD lives than should have been lost doesn't matter. All the Christers care about is that women don't get to choose about their pregnancies any way but the way the Dobsons and the Perkinses and the Clymers tell them to.


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