Brownback and Rudy?
What's Sam up to?
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) is considering endorsing Rudy Giuliani for the GOP presidential nomination and will meet with him Thursday in Washington to hear his views on abortion.I sincerely hope he's just being polite here...and not making a play for a VP spot this early on, when there are still viable conservatives in the field. We'll see.
Brownback, who ended his White House run last week and is a champion of social conservative issues, said he would consider Giuliani because he had heard that the former New York City mayor had changed his position on partial-birth abortion and has pledged to appoint to the courts strict constructionists who would not overturn anti-abortion laws.
If Brownback pledged his support, it would be a big boost for Giuliani. It might help shore up the biggest perceived weakness of his candidacy - namely, the lack of support among social conservatives because of his stance on abortion.
"I'm going to meet with him and I'm going to talk to him and hear what he is specifically saying now because he's changed on a number of the abortion issues," Brownback said in an interview. "He's changed on partial-birth [abortion] and he €¦ has said he would appoint strict constructionists."