Speculating About The Conservative Alternative

Matt Lewis posted this over at Townhall yesterday, and then added the updates you see at the bottom. It’s an interesting topic for speculation… who will social conservatives rally to if Giuliani is nominated as the Republican candidate? Any guesses?

I just got off the phone with a senior conservative consultant who has spent the morning working the phones to social conservative leaders who have pledged not to support a Rudy Giuliani candidacy, should he win the GOP nomination.

According to my source, these conservative leaders have narrowed the field of alternatives.

I’m told that former AL Chief Justice Roy Moore will be the first choice if Rudy is the nominee (there were rumblings about him in ‘04, but he was talked out of it to run for governor).

... Alan Keyes, according to my source, is the fall back …

Apparently, they are leaning against running either Gary Bauer or Howard Phillips (Dr. Dobson reportedly voted for Phillips in ‘96 as the Constitution candidate), though they are on the list …

The vehicle will most likely be the Constitution Party.

Update - 4:36: Marc Ambinder says “A Third Party’s An Empty Threat.”

Update - 5:54 - The AP reports that Dr. Dobson “is not yet participating in any planning for a third party …

Update: 8:38 PM- I had the chance to interview Richard Viguerie, who actually attended the conclave. He tells me Roy Moore’s name was never mentioned.

4 Responses to “Speculating About The Conservative Alternative”

  1. Mark Rivers Says:

    Daniel Imperato is tied into Richard Viguerie. I saw them last March at the Libertarian Convention. They have some mutual friend.

  2. Trent Hill Says:

    Dude, shut up. Your not turnin anyone on to Imperato. We all think he’s a joke. And although beforehand I was willing to give him a listen—now im pissed off. So seriously,stop.

  3. Cody Quirk Says:

    Exactely! Those religious conservatives are NOT looking to vote LP, They’re paying attention to our Party! Otherwise they would’ve invited the Libertarian national chairman to that meeting, not the Constitution Party one!

  4. Nathan Paulson Says:

    I’m not sticking up for Imperato, but Shane Cory has done a terrible job for this party. The Constitution Party and Clymers are making more moves than the Libertarians. Let’s face facts. Right now the Libertarian Party should be gaining so much steam nationally and on the web because of the popularity of libertarian ideas. Look how well Ron Paul is doing with them. But instead the Libertarian Party is floundering in obscurity. And really, that’s not Daniel Imperato’s fault, its the party’s fault.

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