"Today, I announce my strong and enthusiastic endorsement of Mayor Rudy Giuliani for President of the United States.
I've reached this decision after a lot of careful thought and prayer, and primarily for three reasons.
First, Rudy has the strong, unwavering leadership and sound judgment we need in this time of war and terrorist threat. His performance under the extreme pressure of 9/11 was no fluke. The world needs these Churchill-like qualities as much as it did in the 1940s.
Like all parents, Wendy and my top concerns are our children. And even with all the international threats we face--from al-Qaida to Iran to North Korea--we'll sleep soundly at night with Rudy in the White House.
Second, Rudy proved as Mayor of New York that he is a conservative reformer who can make government work using conservative economic policy.
We as Republicans need to always be the party of free market economics and reform. Rudy was that sort of Mayor, cutting taxes 23 times, cutting government spending outside the police department, and reforming very entrenched bureaucracies to move welfare recipients into work and beef up child protection. We need that sort of conservative reform of the federal government.
Third, I am convinced that Rudy would appoint the best federal judges of all the major candidates.
Obviously, I disagree with Rudy on some very significant social issues. These are really important matters to me and many people I represent. But after numerous personal meetings with him, it is very clear to me that he is not running for President to advance any liberal social agenda.
Also, the most important thing the next President will do on these issues in particular is appoint federal judges. And Rudy has stated clearly to me and to the world that he'll appoint strict constructionist judges who will apply the law as written and not legislate from the bench. His work as a prosecutor and leader in the Reagan Justice Department with conservative lawyers like Ted Olsen and Bill Simon, who now support him for President, is particularly reassuring.
For all these reasons, I
am truly excited about Rudy's candidacy. He should be our
next President. And I'll do everything I can, working with so many
others, to see that he is our next President.
|For Immediate Release
Monday, March 12, 2007
|Contact: Maria Comella|
Senator David Vitter Announces Support
for Rudy Giuliani
Vitter to Serve as Southern Regional Chair, Lead Efforts in US Senate
New York City – The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Committee today announced that Senator David Vitter will serve as the Southern Regional Chair. Senator Vitter will help lead the campaign’s efforts to build support in the south and in the United States Senate.
In announcing his endorsement, Senator David Vitter touted Giuliani’s leadership and reputation as a proven problem-solver. “Rudy Giuliani has the strong, unwavering leadership and sound judgment we need in this time of war and terrorist threat. His performance under the extreme pressure of September 11th proves he is the determined leader our country needs to face today’s challenges head-on.”
“I believe the Republican Party needs to always be the party of free market economics and reform. Rudy implemented those principles as Mayor of New York by cutting taxes 23 times, making government more efficient and moving welfare recipients into jobs. It’s exactly the kind of conservative reform the federal government needs,” Vitter concluded.
“David Vitter is a good man – a conservative reformer in the Senate who has fought for free market economic policy, ethics reform and much more,” Mayor Giuliani said. “I am honored to have David join our team and lead our campaign efforts in the South and in the United States Senate,” said Mayor Rudy Giuliani.