From Lee Fletcher:
The endorsement of Giuliani has caused some controversy from the strong conservatives.
Questions have arisen and simmer across the state of Louisiana.
Now Senator Vitter has outlined his view and continues to stress the reasons and research that led him to the decision.
Senator Vitter has a staunch conservative record which will not change no matter who he supports for president.
In fact, Senator Vitter may have done the one thing other conservatives have not yet done.
He may have insured that a conservative is at the table should Giuliani win. He seems to me to have taken a bold step that some have a hard time understanding but the impact could be greates because of what he did and when he did it.
For decades, it has been critically important to step up and back a presidential candidate as early as often to prove loyalty early.
The fact is candidates for jobs in the administrations of democrats and republicans are often rated based on how early they supported a sitting president.
Pre primary endorsements are most critical because they are hardes to make and make the biggest impact in the earliest days of fledgling campaigns.
Vitter could very well have made the boldest and brightest move of the entire presidential election thus far.
Senator Vitter also has put Louisiana in a position to have big support early. This decision will have the major impact of insuring that a real conservative is at the table and his name will be David Vitter.