Watch Giuliani get interrupted.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Call it bad timing.
When former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked to respond to recent comments from a religious leader likening him to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who condemned Jesus to be crucified, lightning from outside the debate site briefly cut off his microphone.
Giuliani couldn't pass up commenting on the strange coincidence, joking, "For someone who went to parochial schools all his life, this is a frightening thing that's happening right now."
Giuliani then defended his religious beliefs and his position on abortion.
"Religion is an important thing to me and my life, but ultimately I've been in public life most of my life, and taken oaths of office to enforce the law, and I've got to make the decisions that I think are the right ones in a country like ours," he said.
"My view on abortion is that it's wrong but that ultimately, government should not be enforcing that decision on a woman."
So, how bad was the storm outside the Sullivan Arena? CNN Severe Weather Expert Chad Myers sends along this radar image of the weather over Manchester at the beginning of the debate.
–CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
Giuliani should be on stage at the Democrat debates.
As far as Romney and McCain I would care less if they didn't show up to the next debates.
They will never get my vote.
As a Conservative, Ron Paul is the frontrunner for the Republican Party IMO, that is if it still considers itself the Conservative Party.
Wonder why the media likes Rudy Guliani so much? Its almost as if the media, including a respectable journalist franchise like CNN, has made the decision for us. To most people Guliani is a pretty close clone of George Bush, only less arrogant. If we don't like Bush, why would we care about Guliani? Can you please focus on any of the other candidates besides Rudy McRomney?
Hopefully and this of course is just being hopeful, I will get to see Rudy, Daddy and Baby Bush, Hillary, Kerry, Gore, Edwards, Thompson and all the other globalist elitist crime families in prison in my lifetime. And hopefully it is at the same time all Council on Foreign Relations members are deported to the countries that they have destroyed. Go Ron Paul ! This message has been reviewed by Ted Turner and deemed appropriate.