October 15th, 2007
03:15 PM ET
7 years ago

When Mars attacks, Giuliani's ready

Watch Giuliani field a unique question at a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire Sunday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani often stresses his ability to protect America from terrorist threats, but what about from enemies beyond this planet?

Campaigning in Exeter, New Hampshire Sunday, the New York Republican was asked by a young questioner what he would do if aliens attacked the United States, according to the Associated Press.

"Of all the things that can happen in this world, we'll be prepared for that. Yes we will," Giuliani said, noting that he had never fielded a question about potential attacks from outer space before.

"We'll be prepared for anything that happens," he added.

Giuliani spent most of Sunday campaigning in the Granite State, the same day a new poll indicated he narrowly trails rival Mitt Romney there.

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Filed under: New Hampshire • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. George Vitano

    The martian question is extraordinary.

    The aliens attack on America is already on with Giuliani put in the most advanced and dangerous position.

    Do not forget Giuliani's strange look in the eyes, borderline social behavior and most important, his assault on America's democracy and his appocaliptic view of America and of the World.

    Also, REMEMBER the firefighters he sent to their death.

    SOMETHING ELSE is also wrong with him, I can only guees. I will not trust him with even looking at my car brakes.

    And many want this guy as our President..God forsake, how blind we are..

    America does not need a Caligula but an ordinary, balanced person, a president for FOR AMERICA AND FOR PEACE.

    October 15, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  2. amy, Seattle, WA

    This guy is truly an idiot!

    October 15, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. Brandon, Glendale, CA

    This type of answer would be a great reason to not vote for someone. How can a question like that be answered with that kind of response. Lets ask something that is completely unknown and have a person give a completely knowing answer. What a used car salesman. I am surprised they didn't taser the young questioner for making Guiliani look so stupid.

    October 15, 2007 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  4. MedullaPancreas

    Check out "The Disclosure Project" on YouTube or Google Video where former NASA and Military personnel speak about the greatest cover-up in earth's history. We've been weaponizing space with high energy/lasers technology for several years, pointing them outward. First the explanation for militarizing the planet will be terrorists, than it will be rouge states, than it will be the asteroids, lastly it will be the gray aliens we must do battle with. I know it sounds insane but just look up the information for yourself and make up your own mind. If aliens do attack Giuliani is the last person who will make a difference. Ron Paul is humanities last hope.

    October 15, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. Bob A

    I am very scared that the Mars company WILL attack and we have no defense against either their advanced nugat OR caramel weapons. Thank God Rudy Giuliani is ready to protect us against this very real threat.

    October 15, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. MedullaPancreas, NY, New York

    Check out "The Disclosure Project" on YouTube or Google Video where former NASA and Military personnel speak about the greatest cover-up in earth's history. We've been weaponizing space with high energy/lasers technology for several years, pointing them outward. First the explanation for militarizing the planet will be terrorists, than it will be rouge states, than it will be the asteroids, lastly it will be the gray aliens we must do battle with. I know it sounds insane but just look up the information for yourself and make up your own mind. If aliens do attack Giuliani is the last person who will make a difference. Ron Paul is humanity's last hope.

    October 15, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  7. Peter Krocker, Cleveland, OH

    The strategy of Rudy and other republican hopefuls strive on "attack by Islam" or "attack by islamofascists" or "terrorists" and now by "aliens". In short these jokers want to get votes creating a fear among people. This is an old antiquated tactic by Karl Rove. It did not work on 2006 and won't work in 2008. And, if the voters fell again in 2008 as they did in 2004, then the world will look at us as dumbest nation on earth.

    October 15, 2007 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  8. AdamO

    I mean seriously... what a moronic question... and what a moronic answer...

    What would my answer have been?

    "Sir, normally I say good question just out of respect... but I can't this time... because YOU are an idiot. Let's talk about something that matters, like social security, or education, or how Mitt Romney could potentially have 3 first wives slumming around the White House... but let's not spend our time wondering if I have any idea already of who my Intergalactic Security Advisor would be. Thanks for being here though... but next time you want to ask a question like that... kick yourself out and go play more Starcraft. Loser."

    October 15, 2007 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. john williams san diego, ca.

    Rudi..not from outer space, but from INNER space and they are called Muslims and Mexicans..on our way to being a THIRD world country

    October 15, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  10. Peter K., Cleveland, OH

    CNN do not want to post my comments below:
    The strategy of Rudy and other republican hopefuls strive on "attack by Islam" or "attack by islamofascists" or "terrorists" and now by "aliens". In short these jokers want to get votes creating a fear among people. This is an old antiquated tactic by Karl Rove. It did not work on 2006 and won't work in 2008. And, if the voters fell again in 2008 as they did in 2004, then the world will look at us as dumbest nation on earth.

    October 15, 2007 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  11. Dave, Austin, Texas...ya'll

    Dear Rudy,

    If Mars attacks, you, along with the rest of mankind, will be up the proverbial creek without a paddle. Just so you know, dude.

    October 15, 2007 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  12. J. W. Burns Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Will he place his command post where the enemy from beyond intends to land – just like he did by placing his bunker in WTC – 7. He could be Mayor of 9/11 but we need a President for now.

    October 15, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  13. HMH

    we don't need another war president
    now this dude wants to spend the rest of our tax dollars to get ready for Mars Attack
    Give me a break please
    No one is going to attack us. Its not because we are good, its because they are not. Lets stop this crazyness and don't get scared. Elect me, I go to war for you! This is BS

    October 15, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. Janey Worthington Buffalo New York

    Rudy is correct – the aliens are here! If you've ever watched any of the debates you already know that Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, and Dennis Kucinich are from another planet.

    October 15, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  15. Steve, New York

    Not much you can do with all of our forces in the Middle East. I’m also pretty sure you can use 911 to scare the aliens into taking anything you say seriously.

    October 15, 2007 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  16. Jeff

    Every time I come to these ticker comment sections, it just reaffirms to me that CNN is primarily a lefty new agency that caters to democrats/liberals. You libs/dems are unbelievable, it was a cute question from a child that Rudy answered for a child. What did you want him to say, "No we can't protect you from aliens, because they have ray guns that will destroy all of us"!! Yeah real good to scare the crap out of a kid.

    October 15, 2007 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  17. S, Orlando, Florida

    This is too rich. A buffoon of a mayor with no foreign policy experience running an entire presidential campaign on...foreign affairs, national defense, and terrorism. It really can't get any better, can it?

    October 15, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  18. Obama my man

    Of course, Giuliani will, as we all know that there is no enemy (or a bug) on Mars!

    October 15, 2007 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  19. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    Let's beam Rudy up now. Why wait for an attack? I heard the Martians are short on specimens for their sub human experiments.

    October 15, 2007 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  20. GlobalWarOnLiberty

    Once people realise that the "Global War on Terror" is a fraud the next government sponsored fear campaign will be "The Galactic War on Martians" or some such nonsense.

    October 15, 2007 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  21. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    If Mars attacks, Rudy will have a whole new crop of potential wives to start test-driving!

    Rudy once volunteered to run NASA – felt they needed the "leadership." That changed, though, when he found out he'd actually have to do something!

    October 15, 2007 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  22. Catharine, Vancouver, BC

    And in other news, Big Bird asks Giuliani how he feels about the letter A.

    Now can we find something newsworthy to cover? Like actual campaign platforms or promises?

    October 15, 2007 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  23. Christian, Tampa FL

    How could we possibly be prepared for an alien invasion? What if they have giant space mirrors or laser beams that can incinerate us from thousands of miles away? Is Giuliani prepared for that???

    October 15, 2007 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  24. Christian, Tampa FL

    For those of you who say "what a dumb question" or "what kind of a retard would ask that," did you actually read the article or look at the video? The person who asked was a little kid, like two feet tall and maybe six or seven years old.

    Get over yourselves.

    October 15, 2007 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  25. Mike, Utica NY

    Well what else could he say?

    "Pal, aliens have our number if they pay us a visit. There is no foreseeable method which Earthlings wield which could possibly provide protection against extra-terrestrial aggression. As always, America will lead the way."

    October 15, 2007 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
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