Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson came out for Rudy Giuliani today. Speaking at the National Press Club, religious righter Robertson said Giuliani’s the best Republican candidate. Washington Post‘s Chris Cillizza gets down with the nitty-gritty:
Robertson’s support was coveted by several of the leading Republican candidates and provides Giuliani with a major boost as the former New York City mayor seeks to convince social conservatives that, despite his positions supporting abortion rights and marriage for gay couples, he is an acceptable choice as the GOP nominee.
“I thought it was important for me to make it clear that Rudy Giuliani is more than acceptable to people of faith,” said Robertson. “Given the fractured nature of the process, I thought it was time to solidify around one candidate.”
He insisted that while some on the “fringe” of the social conservative movement may see Giuliani as an unacceptable nominee, the “core know better.”
Mitt Romney’s campaign staffers just shat themselves.