Rudy Giuliani may not be courting conservative evangelical activists like James Dobson or Tony Perkins, but he is reaching out to the religious conservatives in the GOP presidential pack. Days after sitting down for a long talk with ex-candidate Sam Brownback, Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that he’s a big fan of Mike Huckabee:

“I don’t know about running mates, but I sure like having him at the debates, because he makes me laugh,” Giuliani said in an interview being broadcast this afternoon on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on Fox News Channel.
“And he has got a nice approach to life,” the former New York mayor continued, according to excerpts provided by Fox. “You know, he is a man that is — he has got a happy approach and he has got an optimistic approach to life. And then I — you know, I have great respect for him.”

Makes God-o-Meter’s heart flutter. It won’t adjust Giuliani’s rating, but it does make GOM wonder: How would the Christian Right respond to a Giuliani-Huckabee ticket? Would it put an end to the movement’s third-party candidate threat?


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