November 11th, 2007
12:15 PM ET
7 years ago

Giuilani knocks Clinton for waffling

Rudy Giuliani campaigns in Colorado on Saturday.

(CNN) - Leading Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani criticized Hillary Clinton Saturday in Colorado for being indecisive on illegal immigration and Iraq.

“It is the whole shifting positions of Hillary Clinton, which I think has now caught up to her. Hillary Clinton has been doing this for a long time. The driver’s license answer merely displayed what has been going on with Hillary Clinton throughout this entire campaign. She cannot take a position and stick with it,” said Giuliani at a campaign stop in Loveland, Colorado.

“And if you want to go back, you can track six different positions on Iraq and that is a very serious matter,” added Giuliani.

Giuliani was interrupted by 9/11 conspiracy theorists who accused Giuliani of having prior knowledge of the attack on the World Trade Center. As one protester was escorted from the Loveland Coffee Company by police, others continued chanting and carrying signs reading, “911 was an inside job.”

Giuliani dismissed the protesters as being small in number. “After being mayor for eight years, I would consider this kind of a minor four or five person protest. It doesn’t compare to anything I have faced in the past,” said Giuliani.

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Filed under: Race to '08 • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (142 Responses)
  1. Tom, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

    Rudy Giuliani is such a punk. This man's record as more checkered than a chest board and he has the audacity to say Hillary is indecisive. First he supported abortion rights now he waffles on the issue, he supported gun control for NYC now he is waffling on that also. He has made fallacious claims about his role in the aftermath of 9/11. This man has shifted more than a roller coaster. Rudy is a clownish, arrogant over-reaching contender who won't make it to the finals

    November 10, 2007 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  2. Scott,Tupelo,MS

    Pat Robertson lite needs to go away. Maybe find another new wife or go back over seas and tell everyone how great he is. Their is no way I could ever vote for this idiot or the hag Hillary. I guess if either get the nomination I will back a independent candidate or sit this out.

    November 10, 2007 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. KEITH JAMES LOUTTIT

    C'mon Rudy, accuse her of something that's not already known about her!

    And what in the world are you doing in Loveland anyway, it's Boulder that needs to get the message!

    November 10, 2007 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  4. RD, Greenville, NC

    Pot meet kettle. Kettle meet pot. If it's going to be Rudy vs. Hillary I may have to sit this one out.

    November 10, 2007 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  5. Jonathon, TN

    He does a perfect impression of Bill Clinton-look at that finger...He's just trying to divert attention away from his many flaws such as his police commissioner's indictment. I will not vote for him or Clinton. Lets have a President from a state other than New York.

    Anybody except residents of NY

    November 10, 2007 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  6. KEITH JAMES LOUTTIT

    Tom, ALBUQUERQUE, NM:

    Do I sense a bit of jealousy or even resentment here because neither Hillary (totally untrustworthy) Clinton, nor Barack (totally green) Obama, nor John (totally phony) Edwards, nor Bill (totally ridiculous) Richardson aren't living up to the hopes that America has for a candidate?

    Please try to get your FACTS together and stop trying to mimic your barfly friends.

    And one more thing: what in the world is a 'chest board'?

    As for the claims he made here in NYC after 9-11, he was here, you weren't!

    November 10, 2007 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  7. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    RD& Scott-Please do sit this out.Nothing would help America more than ridding it's politics of the theocratic subversives. When religion is a factor in our governance,our rights as citizens are all diminished.

    November 10, 2007 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  8. KEITH JAMES LOUTTIT

    Ed,Ellenville,New York:

    Gee whiz Ed, we're close geographically and politically! I agree with your statement regarding
    'Nothing would help America more than ridding it's politics of the theocratic subversives. When religion is a factor in our governance,our rights as citizens are all diminished.' Somehow I failed to mention those sentiments when addressing the ignorants!

    Thank you from Orange County, NY

    November 10, 2007 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  9. Olivia San Antonio Texas

    I hear you Tom, ALBUQUERQUE, NM – my thoughts exactly. Giuliani is such a waste of our time. I'd like to know who told this character that he had a chance. The other republicans candidates do not have nearly as much dirt as this guy has. Go home Giuliani -wherever that may be w/what is it? wife #3?

    November 10, 2007 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  10. Jim, Medford, OR

    Oh boy, it's the flipper and waffle game. Yeh, we need someone who is strong and inflexible like Bush again!! Someone who won't change course even if he's going straight off a cliff!!

    November 10, 2007 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  11. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    Yeah Keith,it's funny how some principles of our founding fathers are so important that they bridge any gaps of party or personal preference. We might differ on who might protect them,but the principles themselves are worth fighting for. Let's keep driving it home to whomever might be running in hopes of securing our right to even choose. Regardless of who wins,it should be someone who adheres to these principles.

    November 10, 2007 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  12. Eric,burlington,VT

    Tom, ALBUQUERQUE, NM:

    Do I sense a bit of jealousy or even resentment here because neither Hillary (totally untrustworthy) Clinton, nor Barack (totally green) Obama, nor John (totally phony) Edwards, nor Bill (totally ridiculous) Richardson aren't living up to the hopes that America has for a candidate?

    Please try to get your FACTS together and stop trying to mimic your barfly friends.

    And one more thing: what in the world is a 'chest board'?

    As for the claims he made here in NYC after 9-11, he was here, you weren't!

    Posted By KEITH JAMES LOUTTIT : November 10, 2007 5:39 pm
    YOu(keith) James(the joker) louttit, you want to tell us you support another joker, Rudy? C'mon now, get your facts right!

    November 10, 2007 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  13. Jay, Washington, DC

    Keith:
    Atleast none of the Democratic candidates has to go down on their knees and kiss the ring of American Taliban leader and general purpose lunatic, Pat Robertson. At least one party still believes in separation of church and state (though I am being very liberal with the term "church," as I just don't see the 12 apostles sitting around debating how to "off" Caesar Agustus in the name of Christ.)

    November 10, 2007 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  14. DA CAPTAIN, LA.

    I WILL VOTE FOR Captain Crunch before Hillary and the Demo,s!!

    November 10, 2007 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  15. Jay, Washington, DC

    Which one of you candidate wannabes is that?

    November 10, 2007 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  16. Rex, Toledo, Ohio

    Waffles and now Cap'n Crunch. I'm hungry!! But not for Julie Oni.

    November 10, 2007 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  17. Carrol Ann, Newport, ME

    At least Hillary "stuck with" her husband! More than you can say Mr. Giuliani.

    November 10, 2007 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  18. Gus T. Miami, FL

    Rudy is a great leader, with plenty of executive experience in New York and no one can call him indecisive, unless they are retarded. He'll be the next President. Start getting used to him. Hillary turned out to be a big dud. She'll be lucky to get the nomination.

    November 10, 2007 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  19. Chris, Middletown, CT

    I support our next president – I really find it amusing that Hillary supporters (aka Hillidiots) – will defend her waffling...did you watch her talk about illegal alien licensing?? And this is what you want for a president?? a waffling socialist?? we need a moderate...and we have it in Giuliani...a social liberal and fiscal conservative...exactly what will finally link the country together....rhetoric aside...

    November 10, 2007 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  20. KEITH JAMES LOUTTIT

    Dear Jay and Eric:

    I have been honestly humbled by the logic and sentiment of both of your statements! I see I can no longer compete with the reasoning of your blindness and idiocies!

    Obviously by making fun of my name, you can only secure the needed support and trust that America seeks. And, by resorting to insulting others it is only fair to say you have gained the respect of millions of readers here!

    Thank you for your heartfelt statements, I'm sure the boys who are defending our country can now sleep better knowing that only the responsible and wise can vote!

    Oh, speaking of who has to get down on their knees, we know where that happens don't we? Or rather where it doesn't happen.

    Carrol Ann, have I left you out without remarking that maybe you could look up the word 'charade'?

    November 10, 2007 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  21. Mark Columbus, Ohio

    Hey Carol from ME: Sure Hillary stuck with Bill. The reason why was he is her ticket to the whitehouse.

    WatchingHillary.com

    November 10, 2007 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  22. Jim in Orlando, FL

    The various flavors of kool-aid being sipped here can argue all day about who's the best, most qualified, most credible, best backbone. etc. There's a half dozen candidates between the two parties with records of accomplishment that are tangible and laudable. And Hillary's record of achievement is founded on ..... queen of cronies ? ..... she looks good in mud ? What ?

    November 10, 2007 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  23. Ron Nebraska

    You know it comes to mind when ever I hear someone call George Bush and Rudy 'decisive leaders' that the same was said about Gen. George Custer before he led his men into a massacre. Just food for thought, you know?

    November 10, 2007 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  24. Ron Nebraska

    Oh and for all you Bush supporters who don't know who Gen. Custer was I'm sorry for bringing more confusion to your overtaxed mentalities.

    November 10, 2007 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  25. Dave, Alpharetta GA

    The "Waffler" is YOU Rudy! It will be fun to watch the Hillary take him apart one issue at a time.

    Oh and Rudy? Pat Robertson will not save you!

    November 10, 2007 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
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