Fiscal conservative Steve Forbes on Wednesday endorsed former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s bid to become the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 race for the White House.
Forbes, chief executive of Forbes magazine who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in 1996 and 2000, is considered a leader of the party’s pro-business and tax-cutting wings.
I think it’s clear that certain segments of the Party are always willing to sell traditional American values short. What baffles me is why they would choose to do so at this particular moment. When it’s clear that every American and every patriot needs to rally behind Brownback, why are they deserting him?
I’m puzzled. I suspect it has to do with the fact that they were never real Americans, real patriots, or real Republicans, in which case we’re better off without them. But this could be some sort of subtle ploy to draw Giuliani out and discredit him. If that’s the case, I’ll happily retract this title’s criticism of Steve Forbes. I’m trying not to get my hopes up, though.
Update (by Psycheout): It’s too soon to call this a subtle ploy by Forbes, but this does expose something about RINO Rudy. It turns out that Giuliani was against the flat tax (when Forbes was running) before he was for it (now that Rudy’s running). See: Giuliani Takes Notes from Romney, Panders To Conservatives. Giuliani takes Brownback’s (and Forbes’) position and gets endorsed by Forbes. Interesting.
Update 2 (by Psycheout): Yahoo News link broke. Added Reuters link.