January 29th, 2008
09:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Sources: Giuliani will endorse McCain

(CNN) - Rudy Giuliani will endorse John McCain Wednesday in California, two GOP sources familiar with the discussions told CNN Tuesday.

McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, had been in "ongoing discussions" with Rudy Giuliani's campaign about the former New York mayor ending his run and actively endorsing McCain's candidacy, according to a GOP official familiar with talks.

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soundoff (213 Responses)
  1. Ilene, Livonia MI

    Doesn't matter. There will not be another Republican in office. Period.

    January 29, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  2. scott

    No.

    January 29, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  3. joe

    Clinton/Edwards ticket for 2008 and 2012.

    January 29, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  4. Kate McGee

    With only 2 delegates to his name, who cares if he endorses McCain?

    January 29, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  5. Kroneborge

    I doubt a McCain/Giulliai ticket. Because it would be unbalanced. McCain will need someone that will help draw more conservatives in.

    January 29, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  6. Jeff, Huntington Beach, CA

    An endorsement for McCain from Giulliani would be a good enough reason NOT to vote for John McCain. Romney is a charade and Huckabee's not all there. Not much left for the Republicans. Enough of these "want to rule and exploit the world" while we line our pockets and our friends pockets while we sell out our fellow Americans and send their children to war Republicans. Why are Romney's boys not in uniform?
    Because they send someone else to do the dirty work.

    Say it's not so... always someone else's sacrifice.
    Obama 08

    January 29, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  7. Craig Shaver

    And I thought Dukakis ran a poor campaign...

    January 29, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  8. Brian.

    Good! The move makes sense, get the two moderates' voters together behind one man.

    January 29, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  9. Oliver

    Big disappointment for Rudy. He is, by far, the most respectable candidate out of all of them. Maybe not electable....but respectable. McCain would benefit by having Rudy on board.

    January 29, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  10. nancy

    Giulliani brings NOTHING to the ticket as VP. He is more liberal than McCain, and won't unify the party. Rudy is just trying to keep a little more attention on himself, just like Kennedy's endorsement of Obama.

    January 29, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  11. Godsavemefromyourfollowers, San Antonio, TX

    Rudy is a loser! "America's mayor" is a has been! Republicans have no chance in 2008! Americans can't tolerate anymore neoCONS!

    January 29, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  12. Robert, Tulsa OK

    I was thinking Sec. of Homeland Security. He can squeal 9/11 until his voice gives out.

    January 29, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  13. Greg

    9/11 – 9/11 – 9/11 – 9/11 = That was Giulliani's campaign.

    I am glad he is out (Or hopefully, soon will be).

    January 29, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  14. Gary Burris

    Time to go. Back out Rudy. Let's move forward with a winning team. The people are speaking.

    January 29, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  15. robert

    Thank God Giuliani is gonna quit...another one bites the dust...

    January 29, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  16. sonoradweller

    No, McCain will choose Lindsay Graham. Graham is smart, articulate, and has solid conservative credentials. Giuliani will get nothing from a deal. Any "deals" will torpedo the nomination – McCain is running on character. Rush Limbaugh will hold his nose and vote for Lindsay Graham.

    January 29, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  17. Leah Hocking

    I doubt it. Since McCain is so old, people will be looking at his running mate closely. He is not popular enough.

    January 29, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  18. mike

    McCain and Giullani are the only Republicans I could possibly vote for. A McCain/Giuliani ticket may tip the scales. If the GOP nominates any of its other knuckleheads I will take it as their way of telling me that they want my vote to go to whichever doofus the Dems pick.

    January 29, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  19. James W

    I would love to see that happen. Perhaps Giuliani could attract some staunch conservatives?

    January 29, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  20. Ian

    VP? No way. Rudy wants to be first lady!!

    January 29, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  21. Gobama

    One New York front-running candidate down, one to go. lol

    Thank you, Florida, for seeing off Mussolini incarnate.
    Now we are preparing our thank you to the state(s) that will drive the last nail in the coffin of the Clintons THIRD TERM dynasty bid.

    January 29, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  22. me

    Yeah, right... Giuliani will HURT McCain's campaign...

    I like how McCain's campaign managers left him mid-season, and he's now number 1.

    The Republican's had their chance. They don't deserve another.

    January 29, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  23. Flimsyfishy

    Maybe... i doubt McCain will let him get in... he might end up choosing someone from under the radar... maybe McCain will choose his co-chair for his campaign Tim Pawlenty, the Republican Governor from Minnesota.

    January 29, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  24. Jack

    2 corrupt pieces of crap instead of just one. GREAT.

    January 29, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  25. max25

    I don't think that would be a great decision seeing as Rudy did so poorly in all contests. Rudy was several points above all Rep. candidates in a national poll just a couple of months ago and now he is about to drop out before Super Tues! I think a more logical ticket would be Mccain/Huckabee. I guess Mccain/Giulliani could happen, but i think it's highly doubtful!

    January 29, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
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