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According to Robert Novak, he’s going to run. That I’ll buy.
According to one Real Clear Politics e-mailer, he’s the choice of the churchgoing Deep South. This, I must say, just does not compute. Sure, unlike McCain, he has not explicitly gone after evangelical voters in the past. And he’s awesome on the war. Which is why I’d definitely say he’s a threat. But to say that a guy who supports abortion, gay marriage, and gun control–not to mention left his wife for his mistress, which is not exactly the way that divorced movie actor did things–is the clear choice over Gov. Romney? I just don’t think so. That’s not what we saw in the Deep South, and it’s not what we’re going to continue to see as voters there get to know Gov. Romney better and reconcile themselves to the same truth to which we’ve reconciled themselves–that we’re electing a president here, not a pastor.
By the way, I also don’t think Guiliani himself buys this argument, given that he skipped the Memphis straw poll.

About Charles Mitchell

EFM's resident Yankee, Charles Mitchell, works in the non-profit arena in his native Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Charissa, live near the state capital of Harrisburg with their daughter, Adeline, and are members of a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.

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