Following in the tradition of Pat Robertson, Republican Governor of Texas Rick Perry who in the past has been known as a social Christian conservative, is backing Rudy for the GOP nomination in Texas, going as far as to file Rudy's papers for him. This has fueled speculation that Rick Perry will be Giuliani's Vice Presidential candidate, if Rudy goes on to win the nomination. This would make perfect sense because Rudy will be looking to balance out the ticket with a social conservative from the south because Rudy's biggest flaw in the eyes of many in the Republican base is his stance on abortion, gay marriage, and immigration. Sadly I really do believe that all would be forgiven to a certain extent if Perry runs with Rudy.
So you heard it hear first a Giuliani/Perry ticket next year.