Rick Perry endorsed Rudy Giuliani for president in 2008, a huge “get” for the pro-choice, pro-gay, cross-dressing mayor who badly needed some Red State street cred. Does Rudy return Rick’s love? Not so much.
Speaking to the National Press Club today, Rudy said that he’s “a good friend” of Perry’s and then proceeded to show that with friends like Rudy, Perry doesn’t need any enemies. Rudy said that “his record in Texas is exactly the kind of record you would need in the United States, but I’m not sure he’s the right candidate yet.”
If someone’s record is “exactly” what we need, why wouldn’t Rudy support him? That makes it look as if he has doubts about Perry personally. Or maybe Rudy had been hoping for Veep and is miffed by Perry’s promise to choose a pro-life running mate.