October 17th, 2007
06:10 PM ET
11 years ago

Giuliani: I dream of... Hillary?

Giuliani said he dreams of the Democrats flying to France.

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) - Republican hopeful Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he's been having a recurring dream lately. No, it's not visions of sugar plums dancing in his head– it's the top three Democratic presidential candidates and Nicolas Sarkozy, the new president of France.

As the former New York City mayor described it to an audience at a town hall in Des Moines, Sarkozy is flying from France to the United States, and in another plane - headed in the opposite direction and so near that the two "almost hit" - are Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards.

As they pass each other, Giuliani continues, Sarkozy "waves to them very politely, and they wave to him very enthusiastically."

"[The Democrats] are going to France to figure out how they can get all these failed policies from France...and inflict them on the American people," Giuliani said. "[The policies are] higher taxes, more government control of health, more government control of education, more government control of who knows what–the air that you breathe!"

The GOP presidential candidate had nothing but praise for Sarkozy, who, he said, is moving away from the failed policies of France's past and moving toward implementing a lower income tax, eliminating the inheritance tax, and giving people the ability to send their children to any school of their choice.

Giuliani concluded the story by saying, "The whole world is going in the other direction– bigger free markets, more free trade, lower taxes, and we have three candidates for president who are going in the opposite direction."

"If you don't elect me, this country could be to the left of France."

During his stop on the campus of Drake University, Giuliani repeatedly singled out Clinton–her party's frontrunner–on fiscal issues, and said, "You can't promise all things to all people."

"I'm losing track now of all the promises of spending money."

–CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch

soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Giuliani will win....did anyone Google Saul Alinsky yet?? come on – its fun....also check out the earmark on the SCHIP bill the Dems were jumping up and down about....there was 1 million in there for a Woodstock Museum – (yep...Hillary and Chuck...what a great combo) – eyes need to be open now....just promise me you will research what they tell you....because face value doesn't fly anymore....

    October 18, 2007 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  2. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    That's right Giuliani, keep giving Hillary free media time at your expense. Rudy go back to dreaming of sugar plums dancing in your head.

    October 19, 2007 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  3. James, Phoenix AZ

    Mike – Cleveland,

    Checking petrol rates in Europe (AA Roadwatch) shows varying rates: 1.4 Euro per litre. 3.8 litres = 1 gallon. This equals 5.32 Euro per Gallon. Converting this price from Euro to dollars = $8/gallon.

    So – you're ok with $8/gallon for gas here in the US??

    You asked if it's so terrible in Europe why aren't the people leaving? Actually they are. Since the EU opened up thousands of workers are migrating from the poorer countries to the economically advantaged ones (ie Polish folks working in England and Ireland). The reason they aren't flooding to the US? We don't have the same open-door policy for workers the EU is offering. If the US did... THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS would flock here. Don't kid yourself.

    October 19, 2007 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. NOWAY

    He would go a power trip for war if he gets in there no way in hell i vote for him.just by the way he reacts real sketchy of a guy.

    October 20, 2007 04:48 am at 4:48 am |
  5. Peter, Wausau, WI

    I don't intend to vote for Rudy (I'm not at all convinced that he's a faithful conservative) but I do agree with his support for France's new President (he's the guy that was in charge of France's ministry of the interior a few years ago and became well known for showing the rebelling youths in France that disobeying the law can't be tolerated).

    October 20, 2007 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
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