In an effort to shore up support on his vulnerable right flank, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been purchasing air time on Conservative talk-radio shows, including two of the prized plums, the shows of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. While “His Honor” continues to do well in national polls – Rasmussen gives him a 20% edge over Sen. McCain, 24% over former Spaker Gingrich, and 27% over Former Gov. Romney – many in the base of the GOP look at the mayoral record which featured soft positions on gun control, support of gay rights, and abortion rights.
The ads do not address these issues, but focus on Giuliani’s leadership capabilities and his optimistic view of the future. Also featured is his committment to remaining strategically on the offensive in the WOT, a commitment to reduced government spending to keep the economy going.
Speaking of the economy, the fiscally Conservative Stephen Forbes, chief executive of Forbes magazine, and himself a former Presidential nominee, endorsed the former mayor today. “He is the man who can lead America in a world that is uncertain, fight the forces of evil and at the same time increase economic opportunity here at home,” Forbes told a press conference.
All in all, a good day for America’s Mayor, although an endorsement from Focus on the Family is not likley to be forthcoming!