Despite Past Criticism, Rudy Giuliani Backs Mitt Romney
(WASHINGTON) -- Mitt Romney announced Monday that he’s won “the support” of Rudy Giuliani, a turnaround for the former New York City mayor.
Here’s how the Romney campaign quoted Giuliani in his endorsement statement: “When I look at where we are as a nation and the challenges we face, I am convinced that Mitt Romney will provide a clear contrast to President Obama. … I’m proud to support Mitt Romney and encourage all those who worry about our country’s future to do the same.”
In December, Giuliani ranted about Romney’s inconsistencies on MSNBC’s Morning Joe talk show.
“There’s something wrong when you’ve been running as long as Mitt has and you’re at 25 percent, and you go don’t much above and you don’t go much below. Seventy-five percent of the other Republicans are telling you something about him,” Giuliani said.
“I ran against him in ’07, ’08. I have never seen a guy – and I’ve run in a lot of elections, supported a lot of people, opposed them – never seen a guy change his positions on so many things, so fast, on a dime. Everything.”
Giuliani lists: abortion, gun control, cap and trade, the health care mandate.
“He was pro-mandate for the whole country. Then he becomes anti-mandate and takes that page out of his book and republishes the book. I can go on and on. I mean, this is a total switch.”
“Now what will Barack Obama do to that? What Barack Obama will do to that is: ‘This is a man without a core. This is a man without substance. This is a man who will say anything to become president of the United States. I think that is a great vulnerability.”
Giuliani joins a list of Republicans who weren’t so crazy about Romney four years ago, but now say he is their guy. Most notably, Sen. John McCain — who has stumped for Romney this year — put out an ad in the 2008 primary that said “Mitt Romney’s Flip Flops Truly Are Masterpieces.”
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