September 26th, 2007
09:52 PM ET
5 years ago

Biden: Rudy 'doesn't know what the heck he's talking about'

(CNN) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took a broad swipe at GOP White House hopeful Rudy Giuliani at a debate Wednesday night in Hanover, New Hampshire.

In response to a question on illegal immigration and so-called "sanctuary cities," Biden said the following: "Rudy Giuliani doesn't know what the heck he's talking about. He's the most uninformed person on American foreign policy now running for president."


Filed under: Joe Biden • New Hampshire
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. alan St Louis Mo

    CLAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CHEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 26, 2007 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  2. sean p., new albany, in.

    I wish these people would realize that you don't have to say something bad about someone else to reinforce your own position. We can do it on the blog, but Presidential people shouldn't do it.

    September 26, 2007 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  3. Ryan A., Gardner, Mass.

    How is he still seen as a top tier candidate? Because pollsters call homes and give a list of 5 candidates when there are really 3 times that many running. If the caller does not list Kucinich or Paul for example, how can someone say they would vote for him? I heard you can't "write in" a candidate on a phone poll (if you even still have a land-line). lol.

    It's a joke.

    September 26, 2007 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  4. John, Spokane WA

    How does being the most "uninformed person on American foreign policy" have anything to do with illegal immigration? I believe controlling the borders is a domestic issue

    September 26, 2007 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  5. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    That was one of the best lines of the evening! I'm glad that someone finally exposed him for being a fraud, he's a one note candidate. What credentials does he have other than being the mayor of NYC on 9/11???

    September 27, 2007 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  6. Lee, Estherville, IA

    LMAO!!! THANK YOU JOE!!!

    September 27, 2007 05:01 am at 5:01 am |
  7. Jennifer Zahn, Westbury, NY

    I agree with Joe Biden. Rudy is pandering on a grand scale saying anything to get elected and abandoning his basic principles. He is very intelligent, the best of the Republican candidates and I feel was a great mayor, but I don't like his current dishonesty.

    September 27, 2007 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  8. Jose Correa formerly from NYC

    before anyone cast a vote for Giuliani,please watch the documentry titled "Giuliani Time" this documentryhas been in circulation for the past 2 yrs , but for some strange reason it has not been available to the red state voters.

    September 27, 2007 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  9. laurinda,ny

    I am in total agreement with him. Go ahead Democrats. I'd also like to state that I feel none of the Republicans know what they are talking about, especially that " c " student.

    September 27, 2007 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  10. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    Dear Senator Biden:

    I wholeheartedly agree with your position.

    September 27, 2007 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  11. Ryan, New York, NY

    But Joe, who cares about illegal immigrants? Who cares about foreign policy? Since 9-11, the only thing to be concerned about is terrorists and we need to kill them NOW, no matter how or where before another 9-11 happens. It doesn't matter if they're surrounded by hundreds of innocent civilians. 9-11 showed that it doesn't matter what else gets ignored, both domestically and internationally. WE NEED TO KILL THEM ALL NOW AND FOCUS ON NOTHING ELSE UNTIL WE'VE HUNTED DOWN EVERY LAST ONE!!!! 9-11, 9-11, 9-11

    /Rudy Giuliani speech

    September 27, 2007 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  12. James, Phoenix AZ

    While you're at it Joe (commenting on other candidates) – remind us again how you're impressed with Obama because he speaks so well for a black man.

    September 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  13. anon, new york, NY

    Right on, Senator Biden.

    Giuliani is just a former city mayor, who knows nothing about federal or international politics.

    Giuliani was thrusted into lime light for being the mayor of new york on 9/11. Although he prides himself in counter terrorism, he did nothing to prevent the 9/11 tragedy for new york city, and has done nothing significane for the country in this aspects. Some could argue that he made a big mistake by placing the new york emergency command center in the Trade Center Building.

    September 27, 2007 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  14. Ryan Indianapolis

    With all due respect Senator neither do you and you are just trying for a headline to get yourself back in the race. You remind me of that smart mouth kid that sat in the back of the class that had a comment for everything but never had alot of substance with his comments.

    September 27, 2007 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  15. Moe, NY

    Not to fear Mr. Biden...we already knew Rudy "doesn't know what the heck he's talking about."

    September 27, 2007 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  16. J. Dean

    To Mr. Ryan of New York and to all those who think like you.
    It seems you are another misguided person like uncle R. Guiliani. Senator Joe Biden is absolutely right about his comment on uncle R. Guiliani. You, Mr. Ryan, have to address your comment to disaster George Bush and to D. Cheney and to all those Republicans who support the policy makers and policy creators of this administration. Please learn the realities of our present and future necessities of American.

    September 27, 2007 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  17. Richard Orlando, FL

    This was one of the best lines of the debate. As usual, Joe Biden tells it like it is. Rudy does not have the foreign policy experience required to lead our country at such a critical time. For those who may disagree, I would suggest reviewing the botched answer Giuliani gave in the first Republican debate revealing his lack of knowledge about the Shiite and Sunni conflict. In addition, I compliment Ron Paul for his ability to expose the real Rudy as an amateur regarding international affairs. Our country cannot afford another Bush (i.e. Rudy) in the White House.

    “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” George Santayana

    September 27, 2007 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  18. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Jose
    Did Michael Moore make it?? Did Al Gore have something to do with it? I wonder...if we really researched the message the director was trying to send....lets unmask that director..OMG its George Soros..the guy who finances the left wing crap machine called MoveOn – Rudy is a moderate candidate – in fact – the only one....you see the fire fighters and police are not for him...but I know officers in NYC – and a firefighter – they tell me its just the unions saying this...and which union ever voted for a Republican...(because we know the time for unions has come and gone!!!)

    September 28, 2007 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |