November 14th, 2007
06:50 PM ET
7 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. Steve, Lyons, CO

    "The lib would like to see people punished for speaking ideas and beliefs they disagree with..."

    Oh yeah, right – you mean, like the entire right-wing threatening anti-war Americans in 2003 before the illegal war started with lies in Iraq?

    Do you mean like every far-right politician, trying to blame people wanting to bring soldiers home from this stupid war for *not supporting our troops*? Like President Dimwit, for example.

    Stick it in your ear. The fascists are the Bushies, and people like you who support Bush 'cause you love hating people, and don't care that Bush is slowly removing YOUR civil rights, and that corporations rip you off and are the ones ruling America...

    "... but when it comes to selling crack, stealing, murder, and rape, the lib seems to think that stopping these things is a bad thing."

    Geez, Doug, did your mommy spank you today? 'Cause little liar boys, remember, will GO TO HELL. Just ask Pat Robertson.

    November 14, 2007 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. Andrew, NJ

    Lots of New Jerseyans think Giuliani was a good mayor...because the only area of NYC they ever visited was Manhattan.

    Manhattan isn't the only borough of New York...and all the "good" things that Rudy did(strange how his #s fell at the same rate as the rest of the country), were offset horribly by how he handled the rest of the city.

    November 14, 2007 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. Lee, Mays Landing NJ

    How was he tested? Because he happened to be mayor at the time? Anyone could have. So he didn't nervous breakdown and cry, that's not a big achievement. He was on television 24/7 talking endlessly but that tested nothing important.
    This is another phony media-created myth. Rudy did not prevent the 9-11 attacks, he did not lessen them, he did not save lives, in fact he may have cost some because of his foolish decision to put the city's emergency response office in the World Trade Center.
    Rudy is a loud mouthed empty suit, supported by Pat Robertson and his evengelical whackos, only because they fear Hillary, who they think is the Great Satan (another silly right wing myth).
    Hopefully neither gets nominated though and thinking people in both parties should do their best to convince others.

    November 14, 2007 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  4. Patrick, Denver Colorado

    Dear John from Atlanta, if you really think 9/11 was an inside job please remove yourself from our country. No sane individual believes that. I wish both democrats and republicans would formally condemn 9/11 conspiracy theorists, its the same as people who deny the holocaust. Also Mark Cuban is funding a film that gives this opinion I find this disgusting.

    November 14, 2007 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  5. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    All the bad stuff about Rudy makes him perfect for the republican party. And Doug,NJ-I guess you missed the science on what causes conservative thinking. If you hadn't you'd never call yourself conservative. We know about that dead spot on your brain. You should find out too if you want to know why everyone is laughing at you. Fiscal conservativism doesn't mean you're retarded,only social conservativism. And liberal is now equated with intellectual superiority. So start using more appropriate terms.

    November 14, 2007 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  6. Todd Newland,Columbus, Ohio

    RUDY, GO AWAAAAAAAAY. BRING BERNARD KERICK WITH YOU!

    November 14, 2007 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  7. Ed L, Santa Fe, NM

    GIULIANI: the skull face of death... all we'll ever hear from him is 9/11.... GO AWAY!

    November 14, 2007 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  8. Mac, Severn, Md

    Rudy Guiliani cleaned up NYC. Times Square was a mess; tourists avoided the city, which hurt the economy.

    He has every right to be proud of what he accomplished there.

    Many of our large cities could use a good cleaning; their murder rates are enormous. So far this year, there have been over 250 murders in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Baltimore could use a Rudy to clean it up.

    November 14, 2007 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  9. John from America

    Tom from Albuquerque, I agree 100% with you.

    November 14, 2007 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  10. Scott, Madison, WI

    No, Rudy you are perfect ... Really ...
    Perfectly transparent and unelectable!

    November 14, 2007 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  11. RudyMussolini

    Yeah, you're going to find a corrupt, cross-dressing, moral-less pig with dubious connections and ties to the mafia. A guy that associates with nutjobs like Norman Podhoretz who is hell bent on taking us into World War IV.

    I think we should be looking for a president that has a foreign policy that is NOT World War IV.

    In case you're wondering according to Podhoretz World War III was the Cold War.

    November 14, 2007 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  12. Christopher

    Before 9-11 Giuliani was getting ready to be run out of New York on a rail.

    3000 people die and he thinks he's a hero.

    November 14, 2007 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  13. KEITH JAMES LOUTTIT

    Maybe in Sherman Oaks, california a crisis is something that happens only when the crops freeze, or the locusts arrive, or when the hills slide down on your head, or even when the ground shakes you around like a rollie-coastie, but in NYC, when Rudy took office, that is when former Mayor Dinkins left it all in the crapper, we didn't have Aaron Kinney around to enlighten us. BTW Aaron, what is YOUR particular claim to fame? Let's see you last ten minutes in NYC, without your guide dog!

    November 14, 2007 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  14. Trollmaster, CA

    I don't know what's more a known fact: that Giuliani was Mayor of NY during 9/11 or that cigerattes are bad for your health?

    At least Giuliani can save a ton of money on his campaign by saying 9/11 over and over again.

    November 14, 2007 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  15. EB Rideout, Georgia

    My name is Rudy and I'm here to say this to America:

    "911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911911............................"

    This guy is so corrupt he'll be lucky to be able to vote in '08.

    November 14, 2007 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  16. WOOD,LA.

    BOT THEY REALLY COME OUT OF THE WOOD WORK IN HERE!!

    November 14, 2007 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  17. Mark Columbus, Ohio

    WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT...US AS AMERICANS WILL HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HILLARY AND RUDY. I WOULD SAY WE HAVE BETTER POLITICIANS THAN THESE TWO PEOPLE...BUT FOR ME, I WON'T BE VOTING FOR THE WITCH! I'LL VOTE FOR MICKEY FREAKING MOUSE BEFORE I VOTE FOR HILLARY!
    WatchingHillary.com

    November 14, 2007 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  18. Trollmaster, CA

    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.

    Posted By Doug, New Jersey : November 14, 2007 5:13 pm

    Doug, no one wants you censored, especially liberals. All you're doing is making the right wing look like the morons they are. Like we needed a reminder, we've seen the past 7 years how badly they've screwed up.

    November 14, 2007 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  19. Erik, Florence Al

    O.K. I used to be all about Bush and bought into all this Giuliani propaganda but I woke up. I started devoting as much time as I could to study the world and to learn the truth for myself not just what I was told. This country is going in a very bad direction and Giuliani will only make it much worse. People that support the whole authoritarian approach to the world needs to take a good look at history. Please!

    November 15, 2007 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  20. Matt, Chanute Kansas

    Your party is this, and your party is that! THATS WHAT MOST AMERICANS that USUALLY dont vote or bother to, think when they THOUGHT they might register to vote! 2 parties screaming IM THE BEST, yet, all we get is ONE CHOICE from this party and the NEXT!
    THANK GOD this year, AMERICA can vote for an AMERICAN that HAS to play by the rules of PARTY AFFILIATION! So he is a Republican, CUZ THATS THE WAY IT IS! but when it comes down to it, AMERICANS ARE TIRED OF THE SAME OL RHETORIC!!! ITS TIME FOR A STANCE, NO MORE LYING TO US, NO MORE SIMPLE QUESTIONS, NO MORE SMUDGING! SIMPLY REGISTER REPUBLICAN and VOTE AMERICAN!
    VOTE RON PAUL!
    http://www.ronpaul2008.com
    for YOU CAN MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND!
    WAKE UP AMERICA!

    November 15, 2007 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  21. Barb Doyle cape Coral, FL

    I agree with"Desperate". Anybody but Guiliani. God forgive me, I'd even take another year of the Idiot rather than one day of the Emperor.

    November 15, 2007 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  22. BDOYLE Cape Coral, FL

    Hey! Laura from Tulsa. You obviously NEVER lived in NYC during the reign of
    our self made , self crowned King. I did and Rudy did not do any of the things he claims credit for. Others did and some lost their jobs because of his petty jealousy.

    November 15, 2007 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  23. Barbie Doyle Cape Coral, FL

    I've just read all the blogs and want to know what The Hell is going on in New Jersey. Have they tested the drinking water lately?

    November 15, 2007 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  24. Tired of W, OH

    Once again, Pope Doug graces us with his infinite wisdom. To clarify, I never stated that conservatives would carry out a Holocaust. I was merely comparing the simple-minded faith-based ideology of the far right with that of the Germans in WWII. There is a difference. I don't think that anyone in modern day America would carry out a Holocaust (conservative or liberal).
    Why would you ever think that I hate? Again, it's just another leap in your mind. To me, it sounds like you are the one filled with hate.
    On the subject of censorship, it seems to me that Republicans are the ones that shout down the Democrats whenever they say anything about bringing our troops home and denounce it as "unpatriotic".
    By the way, Doug. Say the word "liberal" a few more times. It gives me that warm fuzzy feeling...

    November 15, 2007 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  25. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    When it comes to the reduction of crime in NTC during Giuliani's time in office, how much of it was directly from his policies and actions? Wasn't it a time where there was a major crime bill that was passed that put more money in the hands of cities for more cops on the street? Wasn't there a lower level of crime throughout the country at the time?

    Not having seen the 30 second spot, what kinds of test did it refer to? If it is about how he worked with people of all sides, I don't know how true that could be. What kind of crisis could the spot be refering to because it is important. 9/11/01 is not a valid situation because there were people doing things that he did not direct or have any control over. There were things that many point to that would have reduced the loss of life that he didn't do. Is that someone we want; a president that won't do things to protect citizens in the many aspects that citizens need to be protected?

    November 15, 2007 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
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