The American Spectator reports that Ted Olson, the highly respected and conservative former Solicitor General of the United States, is endorsing Rudy Giuliani for president. In response to a question about Giuliani’s views on social issues like abortion and gay rights, Olson said:
Rudy’s views on many, many issues are going to be very compatible with people in the conservative political community and the political legal community. Nobody’s going to be able to find a candidate with whom they agree with 100 percent on every issue. Overall, Rudy’s strength of character, his capacity for leadership in a time when a strong executive is important, his energy level, his ability to provide the kind of leadership that Ronald Reagan did — I think that is going to be very persuasive with conservatives.