September 19th, 2007
08:52 AM ET
11 years ago

Giuliani ventures across the pond

Giuliani greets former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in London Wednesday.

LONDON (CNN) - For a few moments Wednesday, 10 Downing Street found itself playing host to two very different voices from the political debate across the pond.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani was there for a courtesy call on Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The meeting was a tad late because Brown ran overtime with a meeting of his political cabinet. On hand for that session: US based pollster Stanley Greenberg, a Democrat who was an architect of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential victory and also a leading voice now in his party's views on health care and economic policy.

Greenberg for years also has worked for Britain's Labor Party, and among recently installed PM Brown's pressing issues is deciding when to call national elections.

Worry not: there was neither debate nor detente between the Democratic strategist and Republican hopeful.

Greenberg told CNN as he left 10 Downing that he and Guiliani passed by each other in the hallway as Brown ended his political meeting and moved on to his sit down with Guiliani.

- CNN Chief National Correspondent John King

Filed under: Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Barbara R. Doyle Cape Coral, Fl 33990

    Guiliani got it wrong again, HE is the country's nightmare!

    September 19, 2007 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  2. Brendan, San Antonio, TX

    "PM Brown, I'm Rudy Giuliani. Perhaps you've heard of me? I'm the gas bag, glory hound and savior of 9/11. I'm here to help save the crown!"

    – Giuliani to PM Brown

    September 19, 2007 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  3. Pat, Huntington, NY

    How sad Rudy, that you need to go overseas to help get a job over here. I can only assume it's a good prediction that if elected president, you'll support the outsourcing of American Jobs overseas as well. If elected, you will destroy this country for sure. Again, but for 9-11, we wouldn't hear anything from Rudy.

    September 19, 2007 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  4. James Claremont, CA

    Please England, keep him. We don't want him back.

    September 19, 2007 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  5. Will - Miami, Fl

    Hmmm... The dirt-bag skips the debate in Florida (Values Voters) where he has an opportunity to rally support of American Citizens and instead goes looking for support from non-Americans? I thought he was running for the office of President of the United States.

    This guy is a rat that doesn't give two turds about people. He simply wants the office/power. If we elect him, we will prove that we need "adult supervision" in the form of a Hillary government.

    September 19, 2007 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. Raymond, El Paso TX

    Now here's a candidate the average middle-class American can identify with.

    Just like all the Iraq Study Group meetings he missed, whenever there's real work to be done, like letting people know how he's going to fix the mess we're in, Rudy's out making money off 9/11, a no-show or attacking Hillary. Yup, a really blue-collar kind of guy.

    So long Rudy, you're toast!

    September 19, 2007 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  7. Veronica, Stamford, CT

    Keep your fingers crossed he STAYS on the other side of the pond.

    September 19, 2007 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  8. Pete. T.S. FL

    Let's hope that for once the folks at the Department of Homeland Security do their job and keep this guy from returning to the U.S.

    I think the description of "Enemy of the State" fits in his case......

    September 19, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  9. Greg, Phoenix, AZ

    Have to say, the Giuliani haters on this board have to be the funniest group of folks I have come across in a while.

    Constantly ranting on about nothing, so blind in their hatred that they rarely make any sense whatsoever.

    So much talk and talk about some "big" scandal that is going to come along and rock America's mayor's world, and as always, nothing.

    Keep up the good work, folks!

    September 19, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  10. Pete, T.S. FL


    Please be fair with what you censor. It appears that your moderator has his/her own agenda...............

    Did you recently hire someone from the "F" network?

    September 19, 2007 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  11. Danny G. Boca Raton, FL

    Rudy Guiliani gets a meeting with Gordon Brown... what is the big deal? that both him and Greenberg met the PM? sounds to me like the PM gets it and is open to listen to different points of view? hmmm who else has stated that we must reach consensus in the country amongst all parties in order to move forward? Hillary, Rudy'd worst nightmare... couldn't help myself...

    September 19, 2007 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  12. Tom Dedham, Mass

    Nice to see Tony Blair again, respect the hell out of him, I wish he was our President for the last 7 years.

    What's one-trick pony doing with him?

    September 19, 2007 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  13. Veronica, Stamford, CT

    Posted By Greg, Phoenix, AZ : September 19, 2007 12:52 pm

    "so blind in their hatred"

    Let me guess, you say the same thing about those who criticize Bush. It's like a woman marrying a man with the same last initial – no need to change her initials. See? You CAN use the same Bush apologist attitude towards Rudy! The only thing you need to change is the name! Now THAT'S funny!

    September 19, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  14. ReadBtwthlins

    I wonder if Stanley Greenberg was taking notes on the current state of decay in England's Healthcare and Economy?

    England’s, and the rest of Europe’s, nanny state mentality has brought them to the brink of national bankruptcy, with baby boomers still coming.. They are admittedly in need of major social reforms. But not the same kind of reform that Stanley wants to give us. For you see, England’s disastrous liberal policies are exactly what Hillary is putting forth in her MANDATORY plan for the US.

    Can you say “heavy taxation for poor service”? It’s the governments way..

    September 19, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Ask yourself what you believe in. Are you socially liberal...and fiscally conservative? Who is running who isn't a left winger....or a right winger for that matter? Rudy is it – you cannot say that about ANY of the candidates on either side....I'm only scared that the other poster believe their rhetoric....just because the DNC puts it on their website...doesn't make it true...

    September 19, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |