Giuliani's daughter jumps onto Obama bandwagon - She backs off when asked about her Web page
BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporterfirstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright by The Chicago Sun-Times and The Associated Press
August 7, 2007
Republican presidential front-runner Rudy Giuliani learned Monday he's losing support at home -- his 17-year-old daughter announced on her Facebook page that she supports Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
Giuliani is on his third marriage and has had strained relations with the children of his second marriage.
But after Slate, the online magazine, asked Caroline Giuliani about her support for Obama, she removed herself from the "One Million Strong for Barack" group.
On her Facebook profile, 17-year-old Caroline Giuliani, right, pictured with her father Rudy, listed herself as a member of Barack Obama's Facebook group.
''Before the presidential campaign got under way, Caroline added herself to a list on Facebook as an expression of interest in certain principles,'' said a spokeswoman for Caroline Giuliani, Joannie Danielides. ''It was not intended as an indication of support in a presidential campaign and she has removed it.'' She still lists her politics as "liberal."
''My daughter I love very much,'' Giuliani said. ''I have great respect for her, and I'm really proud of her, and I don't comment on children, because I want to give them the maximum degree of privacy."