January 9th, 2008
08:27 AM ET
2 years ago

New Giuliani ad appeals to Hispanic voters

The CNN Ticker

Giuliani is out with a Spanish ad Wednesday.

(CNN) - As the New Hampshire primary contest wound down Tuesday, Republican Rudy Giuliani released a new Spanish language television ad in Florida – a state critical to his presidential bid. The former New York mayor has wagered his campaign on the Sunshine State after disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Illegal immigration is a top issue for Republican voters this cycle, and the candidates have stressed their get-tough position on border security and enforcement. But now the race shifts to vote-rich states with large Hispanic populations - such as New York, California and Florida - which tend to support a slightly different approach.

The 30-second spot - titled “Liderazgo,” or Leadership - stresses his crime-fighting and job creation record. “Se pudo en Nueva York y se puede en Washington. Rudy Giuliani: Experiencia, Resultado, Liderazgo,” says the announcer. (English translation provided by the campaign: “It was done in New York. It can be done in Washington. Rudy Giuliani: Experience, Results, Leadership.”) The ad also features a line from Giuliani himself.

The former New York City mayor spent more time in New Hampshire than any GOP candidate except the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, only to finish a distant third, with 10 percent of the vote – tied with Ron Paul. He finished behind Paul in last week’s Iowa caucuses.

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

[Full script and campaign translation after the jump]

Voice Over: “El Presidente Reagan depositó su confianza en él para combatir el crimen.”

English Translation: “President Reagan trusted him to combat crime.”

Voice Over: “Nueva York lo eligió su alcalde cuando esa ciudad se veía perdida.”

English Translation: “New York elected him mayor when the city seemed doomed (lost).”

Voice Over: “Rudy Giuliani. Redujo el crimen.”

English Translation: “Rudy Giuliani. He cut down on crime.”

Voice Over: “Rebajó los impuestos.”

English Translation: “He lowered taxes.”

Voice Over: “Creó nuevos empleos y recortó la burocracia.”

English Translation: “He created new jobs and slashed bureaucracy.”

Voice Over: “Se pudo en Nueva York y se puede en Washington. Rudy Giuliani: Experiencia, Resultado, Liderazgo.”

English Translation: “It was done in New York. It can be done in Washington. Rudy Giuliani: Experience, Results, Leadership.”

Mayor Giuliani: “Soy Rudy Giuliani y apruebo este mensaje.”

English Translation: “I’m Rudy Giuliani and I approved this message.”


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soundoff (91 Responses)
  1. Jim Samples

    President Bush called Iran a "Threat to World Peace." If those boats, in fact, belonged to Iran then I think Iran is only a threat to Irans own peace. However, I don't think those were Iranian boats. I think those boats were being driven by the CIA in order to create a perceived threat to our ships. This is a very similar scenario to the Gulf of Tonkin.

    Operation Northwoods / Gulf of Tonkin. Can't these guys think of anything new?

    January 10, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  2. Fanner 50

    Hes running for A.G OR V.P and I wouldnt put him in as dog catcher ty.

    January 10, 2008 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  3. Dr. Tony

    WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THE POSSIBILTY OF VOTER MACHINE TAMPERING AND CHEATING?

    IN IOWA WHERE THE DEMOGRHAPICS ARE SIMILAR TO NEW HAMPSHIRE BUT LESS EDUCATED (WHO TEND TO VOTE FOR CLINTON) THE VOTES ARE DONE BY HAND AND EVERTHING WAS AS EXPECTED.

    IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WHERE THE ALREADY DISCREDITED DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINES ARE USED, THE RESULTS DIDN'T MATCH THE POLLS BEFORE THE ELECTION . BUT THEY ALSO DIDN'T MATCH THE EXIT POLLS!

    I DON'T BELIEVE FOR A SECOND THAT SO MANY PEOPLE WOUOLD BE AFRAID TO SAY THEY VOTED FOR SOMEONE THEY DIDN'T TO MAKE AN 8 TO 10 POINT CHANGE IN THE RESULTS.

    THE CLINTONS ARE LIKELY TO DO ANYTHING TO WIN. ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT THEY HAD NO SUBSTANTIVE ANSWER TO WHAT OBAMA IS PRESENTING.

    TONY P

    January 10, 2008 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  4. Chris

    Hey Rafael Richmond from Virginia

    As a hispanic I am offended that YOU as a hispanic are voting for Giuliani.

    January 10, 2008 03:51 am at 3:51 am |
  5. MJ

    GIULIANI DID NOT FINISH THIRD, CNN. Mike Huckabee finished third int he New Hampshire primary. He is tied with Ron Paul, a man of character. He should be at the bottom of the barrel.

    McCain
    Romney
    Huckabee
    Tie Giuliani and Ron Paul

    January 10, 2008 05:09 am at 5:09 am |
  6. Randy

    When are the candidates (either party) start to actually give specific details about what they are going to do to institiute change ? How are they going to change Washington ,how are they going to make america better? As a citizen in Canada i am still interested in what is happening in the U.S.A as just about everything im pacts in this country sooner or later .......................i am tired of hearing that they are going to change america i want to hear exactly what they are going to do to acheive this (come on ppl give details now ) your avoiding giving specific details on just about every issue is pathietic at best

    January 10, 2008 05:23 am at 5:23 am |
  7. Richard, West Palm Beach, FL

    Rudy's Florida commercial that is playing in English says “Osama bin Laden still making threats” – why would he advertize that our president and commander-in-chief has failed for SIX YEARS to kill bin Laden, which is longer than it took for us to bring Hitler's life to an end?

    “One reason New York City was able to withstand the 9/11 attack was that we were prepared to meet 21st Century security threats”. – Rudy Giuliani 01/09/08

    “The final end result about becoming a citizen – you should be able to have to read English, write English, and speak English if you want to become a citizen” – Rudy Giuliani 01/04/08

    “Soy Rudy Giuliani y apruebo este mensaje.” – Rudy Giuliani in his own commercial done entirely in Spanish 01/09/08

    January 10, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  8. Ray

    From an above poster: "We in Florida can resume what we think about Mr. Rudy Giuliani with 4 words: Does not have charisma. But this time in US history should be for someone like Obama, McCain or Clinton. "

    Do you really think Clinton or McCain have charisma? Obama a full fledged liberal who will not change that which might get him elected.

    We need leadership not charisma or a bully like McCain or Clinton.

    Either Thompson or Hunter would be a leader. Romney would be my next choice.

    January 13, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  9. Beth

    How about some Law and Order on the border?

    Fred Thompson has a fantastic plan to stop the invasion of our country. The RINOS (such as John McCain of McCain/Kennedy fame) and ALL the Dem candidates want to reward criminal behavior with US citizenship!

    Here is Fred's plan....please note it DOES NOT include amnesty. And it will work...states such as Oklahoma where tough anti-illegal legislation has been passed show that if they jobs dry up, the illegals will leave.

    Border Security and Immigration Reform Plan
    In the post-9/11 world, immigration is much more of a national security issue. A government that cannot secure its borders and determine who may enter and who may not, fails in a fundamental responsibility. As we take steps to secure our borders and enforce our laws, we must also ensure that our immigration laws and policies advance our national interests in a variety of areas, and that the immigration process itself is as fair, efficient, and effective as possible.

    Securing the Border and Enforcing the Law

    A fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to secure the nation's borders and enforce the law. The following policies and initiatives will put the nation on a path to success:

    No Amnesty. Do not provide legal status to illegal aliens. Amnesty undermines U.S. law and policy, rewards bad behavior, and is unfair to the millions of immigrants who follow the law and are awaiting legal entry into the United States. In some cases, those law-abiding and aspiring immigrants have been waiting for several years.

    Attrition through Enforcement . Reduce the number of illegal aliens through increased enforcement against unauthorized alien workers and their employers. Without illegal employment opportunities available, fewer illegal aliens will attempt to enter the country, and many of those illegally in the country now likely will return home. Self-deportation can also be maximized by stepping up the enforcement levels of other existing immigration laws. This course of action offers a reasonable alternative to the false choices currently proposed to deal with the 12 million or more aliens already in the U.S. illegally: either arrest and deport them all, or give them all amnesty. Attrition through enforcement is a more reasonable and achievable solution, but this approach requires additional resources for enforcement and border security:

    Doubling ICE agents handling interior enforcement, increasing the Border Patrol to at least 25,000 agents, and increasing detention space to incarcerate illegal aliens we arrest rather than letting them go with a promise to show up later for legal proceedings against them.

    Adding resources for the Department of Justice to prosecute alien smugglers, people involved in trafficking in false identification documents, and previously deported felons.

    Maximizing efforts to prosecute and convict members of criminal alien gangs, such as MS-13 and affiliated gangs. These gangs have brought unusual levels of violence to more than 30 U.S. states and have also become very active in drug-smuggling, gun-smuggling, and alien-smuggling.

    Implementing fully and making greater use of the expedited removal process already allowed under federal law.

    Enabling the Social Security Administration to share relevant information with immigration and law enforcement personnel in a manner that will support effective interior enforcement efforts.

    Enforce Existing Federal Laws. Enforce the laws Congress has already enacted to prevent illegal aliens from unlawfully benefiting from their presence in the country:

    End Sanctuary Cities by cutting off discretionary federal grant funds as appropriate to any community that, by law, ordinance, executive order, or other formal policy directs its public officials not to comply with the provisions of 8 USC 1373 and 8 USC 1644, which prohibit any state or local government from restricting in any way communications with the Department of Homeland Security "regarding the immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of an alien in the United States."

    Deny discretionary Federal education grants as appropriate to public universities that violate federal law by offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens without also offering identical benefits to United States citizens, regardless of whether or not they live in the state, as required by 8 USC 1623.

    Deny discretionary Federal grants as appropriate to states and local governments that violate federal law by offering public benefits to illegal aliens, as prohibited by 8 USC 1621(a).

    Reduce the Jobs Incentive. Ensure employee verification by requiring that all U.S. employers use the Department of Homeland Security's electronic database (the E-Verify system) to confirm that a prospective employee is authorized to work in the U.S. Now that the technology is proven, provide sufficient resources to make the system as thorough, fast, accurate, and easy-to-use as possible.

    Add to the Cost of Hiring Illegal Aliens. Deny a tax deduction to employers for the wages they pay to illegal aliens, thereby dramatically increasing the real cost of employing illegal aliens. Businesses that do not play by the rules should not be rewarded under our tax system.

    Bolster Border Security. Finish building the 854-mile wall along the border by 2010 as required by 8 USC 1103. Extend the wall beyond that as appropriate and deploy new technologies and additional resources to enhance detection and rapid apprehension along our borders by 2012.

    Increased Prosecution. Deploy the additional assets outlined above to prosecute alien smugglers ("coyotes"), alien gang members, previously deported felons, and aliens who have repeatedly violated our immigration laws much more vigorously.

    Rigorous Entry/Exit Tracking. Complete the implementation of a system to track visa entrants and exits, as has been required by federal law for more than ten years, and connect it to the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC), in order to curb visa overstays and permit more effective enforcement.

    January 13, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  10. Christian

    I am a Florida voter in SOUTH FLORIDA, my entire ITALIAN family IS NOT vote for this corrupted man. He does not have peoples liberty in mind, only cares about himself. He also is an ugly drag queen, he really should stop wearing dresses.

    January 19, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  11. newpatriot-Arizona

    I rather vote for BOZO the clown than Rudy!

    January 20, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  12. R

    Romney and McCaine OLNY care for white males

    NO,NO,NO,NO to sen~ores Rommney y McCaine

    Si al senor Guiliani.

    He was the only one to come to Miami and sit with us!

    On top of this Governor Crist support him as well as Governor Perry of Texas where he will WIN!! and Governor Swaternerger also where he will win California as well and then WIN!!

    January 25, 2008 04:32 am at 4:32 am |
  13. R

    if there is any candidate that bush wants to win its Rudy

    Cause he is the only one who has a chance to defeat Hillary,they are both from N.Y.

    Plus did you not know that N.Y. owns Washington.NY is the motor,Washington is only the front

    Also Governor Perry of Texas endorses Guilliani and Perry is a Bush friend.

    Guiliani will not only win Florida,but also win Texas and California with Arnie's support.

    January 25, 2008 05:03 am at 5:03 am |
  14. R

    Vote moderate….for the only candidate who is socially liberal and fiscally conservative – Guiliani

    Yes,even conservative Pat Robertson endorese him

    January 25, 2008 05:05 am at 5:05 am |
  15. R

    Guliani is still very popular in NYC. The people that don't like him are unions (like the teachers especially) and activists who rather see the city in decay than any heavy handed law enforcement. I'm not one of them and neither are many other NYC natives.

    Exactly,they want New York to be another San Francisco..

    and If Guiliani picked NYC he can do so the nation.

    Democrats will work with him,not against him even Nancy Pelosi

    January 25, 2008 05:10 am at 5:10 am |
  16. R

    GO RUDY ! He will be the eventual winner of the eelction, he was smart not to waste time and money in Iowa and New Hampshire. He is saving it all for Super Tuesday Feb. 5.

    GO RUDY! GO RUDY! GO RUDY!

    If he has the stardegy he has for winning this election for the rest of the nation.

    You can see he is the man for president he is smart,has charisma and you will see he will be the best president since JFK

    January 25, 2008 05:17 am at 5:17 am |
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