While Pat Robertson got most of the airtime and ink for his Giuliani endorsement, it may be Sam Brownback’s endorsement of John McCain that has the most long-term impact. Read his endorsement:
“Today I am proud to endorse my friend and a true American hero, John McCain, for President of the United States. While I respect all of the Republicans running for president this year, John McCain is the only candidate who can rally the Reagan coalition of conservatives, Independents, and conservative Democrats needed to defeat Hillary Clinton or any other Democrat in the general election next year. John McCain has spent a lifetime standing up for human rights around the world, including a consistent 24-year pro-life record of protecting the rights of the unborn. John McCain alone has the courage, leadership and character to lead our party to victory in 2008 while keeping faith with our most cherished values — life, faith and family.”
The endorsement combined with Brownback’s comments at the press conference with John McCain underscored those issues that matter so much to social conservatives – pro-life leadership, overturning Roe v. Wade, loving the family – and are Giuliani’s weakest spots.
Don’t be surprised with a strong McCain showing in Iowa thanks to Brownback’s endorsement and with a return of the passionate “Straight Talk Express” in early 2008.