From a Giuliani campaign aide in re: the values voters straw poll:

"I saw this thing a bit different – i.e., among those in attendance, the Mayor was only 17 votes behind Fred and only 39 votes behind Romney, who got a shout-out for organizing folks to pay $1 and vote online."

Me:

Noted -- and Giuliani seemed to be well received, and this column, for one, has never understated Giuliani's support among evangelicals. But organizing the heck out of these things is what Romney has to do, and one can't begrudge him a headline if he wins. That said, if it turns out that Romney paid people to sign up, then i'd be more sympathetic.

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