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GOP presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee have opposing weaknesses. Rudy has no morals, but plenty of cash and Huckabee is a former Baptist minister whose campaign is low on funds. In other words, they could do a lot of good for each other and there appear to be some subtle, yet telling signs that the two may be working with each other behind the scenes to tackle the most potent common enemy between them -- Mitt Romney.
Last Sunday during an interview on ABC's This Week, the Huckster defended Rudy when asked about Trystgate:
Mr. Huckabee could easily have piled on, either overtly or with subtlety, but instead he offered a rather rousing defense of Mr. Giuliani, framing the story as the product of overzealous, context-ignorant reporting.
"I thought it was a cheap-shot at Rudy," Mr. Huckabee declared. "There's no point in trying to dig through what his security detail did, unless they can specifically say that he personally ordered something.
Mr. Huckabee and Mr. Giuliani are ostensibly political opponents, but each is faced with the same immediate imperative in the Republican presidential race: to prevent Mitt Romney from running the table in the early primary and caucus states and running away with the nomination.
And there's this -- An organization called Common Sense Groups, claiming to support Huckabee, hit Iowa voters with robo-calls attacking his opponents recently. Upon further review, it turns out that the mastermind behind CSG just happens to be a Giuliani donor.
A newly-formed group claiming to support Mike Huckabee hit the phones of Iowa Republicans tonight with an automated push-poll attacking Huckabee's GOP opponents and praising the former Arkansas governor....
The group claims to be affilliated with a larger 501(c)(4) called "Common Sense Issues."
...The legal architect behind Common Sense Ohio and Common Sense 2006 is Columbus attorney Bill Todd, the brilliant master of the campaign-finance loophole.
Buckeye State Blog tells us Bill Todd is a Giuliani donor, which a search of campaign finance records confirms.