November 14th, 2007
06:50 PM ET
11 years ago

Giuliani launches first television ad

Giuliani is launching his first television ad.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is set to launch the first television ad of his presidential campaign in New Hampshire Thursday, two months before the early-voting state is likely to hold it's presidential primary.

The 30-second spot features Giuliani talking directly to the camera and touting his record as mayor of New York, saying, "I've been tested in a way in which the American people can look to me."

"They're not going to find perfection, but they're going to find somebody who has dealt with crisis almost on a regular basis and has had results. And in many cases, exceptional results. Results people thought weren't possible," Giuliani ads.

Giuliani's ad launch comes the same day a new CBS/New York Times poll indicates he is tied for second place among Granite State Republicans with 16 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads the poll with 34 percent.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: New Hampshire • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Aaron Kinney, Sherman Oaks CA

    Giuliani dealt with crisis on a regular basis? What, does crisis just follow him around everywhere he goes?

    His next ad should be 30 seconds of "nine eleven nine eleven..."

    November 14, 2007 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  2. Norotye New Bern, NC

    good ad but he used the word i ran a city to much.

    November 14, 2007 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  3. Desperate for Change

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...anyone ANYONE but Guiliani. I would even vote Bush back in office before I voted for Guiliani. He has corruption written all over him.

    November 14, 2007 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  4. Scared of Rudi, NYC

    Oh boy, the 'crisis' president! Don't you feel safer already?

    The only crisis will be if this crypto-fascist fearmonger gets into the White House. If he thinks he can run the world like he ran NYC, we are all in deep, deep trouble.

    Seriously, is there ANYONE out there who sees the vision of America they want for the future in Rudy Giuliani?


    November 14, 2007 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. Ivan, Chicago, Illinois

    CNN where's your coverage of Regan's law suit against Fox asking her not to reveal things about Kerik to the Feds for it would hurt Giuliani.
    If Hillary sneezes, your over it with everything at your disposal, but I have not read a word on CNN Political Ticker or on CNN.Com or on CNN TV. Who are you trying to protect?

    November 14, 2007 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  6. Kate, Aurora CO

    He's right. He gave results I didn't think were possible like repeatedly arresting street performers to scare them out of the city, like instead of assisting the homeless arresting them and scaring them out of the city, like using one of America's greatest tragedies for personal financial and political gain, like taking credit for the reduction in crime done that was really attributed to David Dinkins. I never thought any of these were possible until Giuliani. America. Please. We feel for the "terrorists are coming" fear ploy the last election and are paying the price dearly. Don't fall for it again. Don't vote for this man.

    November 14, 2007 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  7. A True New Yorker

    The only thing voters will get from Rudy is a police state and old ladies getting beaten up for being the wrong color or perhaps send his National Guards into the city with their name badges removed like some kind of Night Thugs beating up on young children for sitting on their stoop.

    Rudy is no basket of roses. His record is long and written in the citizen’s blood.

    November 14, 2007 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  8. rudy? nah ny ny

    any volunteers to praise his "exceptional results" in the big apple?.....for sure, not me hehe

    November 14, 2007 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  9. Christian, Tampa FL

    Why are we allowing this man to exploit our worst national tragedy for his own political gain?

    November 14, 2007 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  10. Gorbashov, Long Beach, Ca.

    He was tested.......he was told not to put the Emergency Services Dept. in the World Trade Center, and he did..........he was told to upgrade the communications system for first responders, and he didn't!

    He was tested..........AND HE FAILED!

    It's time for a new direction in the great country, NOT GEORGE BUSH ON STEROIDS!

    EDWARDS IN 2008!

    November 14, 2007 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  11. Sophie, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Giuliani, New York tested, but not America approved....

    November 14, 2007 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  12. freeman, verona nj

    Is it Benito Giuliani, or Rudy Mussolini?

    November 14, 2007 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  13. Hank, Fort Myers, Fl

    He has the snear of a small predator like a weasel–just before he enters the chicken pen, and his leadership experience is truly in question. His leadership of the city during 9/11 is happenstance (what else could he do) Would this creatures mother even indorse him for President?

    November 14, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |

    RUDY is a fraud. This man continues to exploit the tragedy of 9/11.,SHAMELESS. The good news is that the facade is starting to fade. It would be pure hell to go from BUSH to RUDY.

    November 14, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  15. aj huntington ny

    I'd rather have crisis President than a sit-on-your-hands and appease every radical Islam group clamoring-to-kill-Americans President.

    November 14, 2007 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  16. Laura - Tulsa OK

    Mayor Guiliani's success was that he turned New York around from people being afraid to walk anound Central Park to a safe, clean place. He also lowered taxes there. Why shouldn't his ads be pointing out these accomplishments?

    November 14, 2007 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  17. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Giuliani needs to know our Brave American soldiers deal with life and death crisis everyday with perfection. Giuliani is no General Petraus who gets exceptional results that were thought to be impossible. So don't try using 9/11 to boast your imperfections. This ad makes me sick.

    November 14, 2007 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  18. Daniel ~ Longview, WA.

    NewsCorp backing Rudy?
    Who ELSE is backing him also??
    We want to know! We need to know!

    Who is backing the other cantidates????
    We want to know! We need to know!

    Who is backing Ron Paul?
    The people of the United States of America are backing Ron Paul.

    November 14, 2007 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. Tim, Bergen County, NJ

    I love how when I come on these message boards, people have written all these ridiculous things like that Giuliani is a fascist fearmonger, that he only talks about 9/11, or that he will run a police state. What kind of world do you people live in? If you pay any attention to this election, you would realize that is not just sort of wrong, it is absolutely false. He was great mayor in NYC, and he could be great for the country. If people actually listen to what the man is saying, they might actually find out that he has some good ideas, and doesn't just spew 9/11 propaganda. Lastly, I find it funny that someone think there is a conservative bias towards Giuliani by CNN or any other media outlet not called Fox News. Seriously? Check the homepage, you might find that story you're looking for...

    November 14, 2007 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  20. Doug, New Jersey

    Only a liberal Democrat would see such a drastic drop in crime in a city like New York as a negative thing. The lib would like to see people punished for speaking ideas and beliefs they disagree with but when it comes to selling crack, stealing, murder, and rape, the lib seems to think that stopping these things is a bad thing.

    That speaks volumes about the character of Liberal Democrats and what they truly want for America. No wonder the religious vote goes Republican, how can one have fear in doing wrong by god and act like a Democrat? You can’t.

    November 14, 2007 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  21. rudy? nah! ny ny

    To Tim of Bergen County

    Your only vote will not help r get noticed I didn´t spelled out the name-it is not worth it.Sweet dreams!

    November 14, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  22. John, Atlanta, GA

    Giuliani owes an apology to all the victims of 9/11. He had all their remains shipped off to China to be disposed of after 9/11. He shipped them off before hardly anything could be properly tested and what WAS tested showed traces of thermite. 9/11 was a controlled demolition. Rudy knows it and he's not telling the public. THIS MAN IS A CIMINAL. HE IS JUST AS BAD AS BUSH/CHENEY.

    November 14, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  23. Tired of W, OH

    Why do the small minded repubes (I mean you, Doug) always use the word Liberal likes it's a four-letter word. "If you don't like someone's views, just call them a LIBERAL! That'll show 'em!" Are you really blind enough to think that republicans are all God's party and all democrats are satanists? It's that kind of thinking that justified the holocaust.

    November 14, 2007 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  24. Steve, Lyons, CO

    "CNN where's your coverage of Regan's law suit against Fox asking her not to reveal things about Kerik to the Feds for it would hurt Giuliani."

    Let's see: you whine about CNN giving too much coverage to Clinton, but now you're ticked because CNN did *not* cover news that all but ends Rudy's candidacy?

    Wow. You're confused. You obviously have no clue what you want.

    November 14, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  25. Doug, New Jersey

    Sorry Tired it is your party that has its politicians talk about shooting those of the "wrong ideology" between the eyes (Alan Hevisi said that about Bush). See, Alan knew that most Liberal Democrats like you would support that but moderates and conservatives like me would be offended if a politician said that about a Liberal. So the facts show that if anyone in America is to do something as awful as the Holocost, it will be the left. Libs like you hate, conservatives debate. It is why you want me censored and why I will die for your right to free speech, that is the difference between Liberal Democrats like you, and Conservatives like me.

    November 14, 2007 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
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