January 29th, 2008
09:20 PM ET
5 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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  1. Dan, Phoenix, AZ

    Less candidates means the choice of AMNESTY or NO AMNESTY becomes even clearer. The soft on illegals bit worked in Florida with the Latino vote, but it won't work anywhere else.

    Romney will be the nominee because he believes in conservative principles, both personally and politically. McCain is a fraud and liberal.

    January 29, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  2. confusedvoter

    I think it's time to have an age limit on the voters. People over 60 should not be allowed to vote. It's too bad that the baby boomers consist of a large portion of our population. That's the only reason why McCain will win! I figured that people older than 60 would be much smarter than they are turning out to be. This election will be a joke if McCain and Clinton are running against each other. It should be Obama and Romney at the end, with Romney winning! It's sad that our country is voting for the same old same old and not for change! Romney or Obama would be a breath of fresh air.

    January 29, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  3. Jerry

    FYI: TOWN HALL REPORT PROVES WE SPEND MORE MONEY IN ONE YEAR FOR ILLEGALS THAN FOR ONE YEAR FOR THE WAR IN IRAQ.

    A WAR COSTS AMERICANS LESS THAN ILLEGALS AND MCCAIN / LIBERMAN KNOW IT.

    January 29, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  4. McCain-Rice

    John McCain – Condeleeza Rice: It's The Moderate Republican, Democrats and Independents Can Tolerate, Black, Women Ticket.

    January 29, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  5. Tom Wittmann

    BILL SCHNEIDER !

    Could you tell why it is so important if conservatives like McCAIN from the point of view of:

    1) the primaries, as they are by far, as already shown not the majority in the party
    and even these state by large majority that McCain is the only capable to win the
    elections and therfore, if he is nominated, would vote them anyway ?? (unless
    they prefer that by not voting, they elect OBAMA and even worse, Clinton ??)

    2) the election, as if McCain tries to hard to attract conservatives, he will
    repulse independent and transferred Dem voters which would not be willing to
    vote their own candidates due to the bad blood created in the primaries, as well
    as still existing misogenic or racial prejudices ???

    TOM
    caminito@netzero.com

    January 29, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  6. Matt

    Congrats to McCain. We need more moderates like him in our country. Hopefully he will become our next president.

    January 29, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  7. Serge Crawford

    The CNN pundents are acting like Floridians don't watch Televsion.. The Democratic candidates... may not have personally campaigned there.... but the country and your network included has been subjected to every step and misstep of the candidates.... you can't honestly think their personal presence in a state in this day and age of the media and internet that Floridians could not make up their minds and vote based on that... I have.... I live in California and will probably not meet either candidate and still know who i would vote for...further more.... Floridians should be insulted by the commentary and if i was them i would watch another channel...CNN is starting to sound more like FOX everyday....NOT good

    January 29, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  8. DoublePromo

    All this talk about McCain being too old to be president – wasn't ronny ray gun about 800 years old when he became prez? He looked like Jack Palance's oooooooooooolder brother – talk about a saddlebag with eyes! Duh haw duh haw!

    January 29, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  9. native FL

    Rudy's plan worked perfectly – you only thought he was in Florida campaigning all this time, he was really here looking for a retirement home like all the other New Yawkers. Thank God the primary is over, now all of these weasels can get out of the state for awhile – it's finally safe to answer the phone, check the mail, and open the front door again...

    January 29, 2008 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  10. brad

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    'nuff said!

    January 29, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  11. Marcus, Montclair

    I like Rudy, but quite honestly, he wasted valuable donated money, and the time of hard working people. His strategy of putting all his eggs into one basket should give you an idea of what kind of lame brain strategies he would employ if he was president.

    January 29, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  12. Prince of Peace

    Well, so much for helping the Economy.
    Florida, you idiots, McCain doesn't know what the lkjh he's doing with the economy and is too freaking old to be the President!!!!
    You IDIOTS!

    January 29, 2008 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  13. come on now

    McCain always struck me as having a lot more personal integrity than Rudy Giuliani, both from watching the two debate, and reading some statements of those who worked with Giuliani in NYC goverment. So, I'm not sad to see him go.

    What do you all think?

    January 30, 2008 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  14. norman wishman

    Two comments. Roland seems like a very angry yong man. I don't think hewill last long on CNN.
    Secondly: I've been writing about this all day. No one talks abou it. Obama broke the pledge of not campaigning in Florida. He did! He did! By airing his commerciakls in Florida definitely was a campaign.
    Please comment

    January 30, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  15. keith Franklin, Tn

    Hey Rudy.....all that 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 really helped your campaign didn't it?

    When you were the mayor of New York City, you had an approval rating in the 30% area and did every thing that you could to destroy the working man. Now go find Freddy Thompson and crawl under the same rock....you putz!!!!!

    January 30, 2008 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  16. George Vreeland Hill

    Rudy used 9/11 for his own gain.
    The people saw that.
    I'm glad he is done.
    McCain is another jerk.
    They deserve one another.

    January 30, 2008 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  17. Steven

    If McCain wins the Republican nomination, I'd like to see him choose Huckabee for VP to balance out the ticket. I like them both. A combination like that would be hard to beat.

    January 30, 2008 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  18. Bob

    Rob, first things first. 9/11 was truly an American tragedy and no one can dispute that. But to compare the leadership Rudy displayed (put on a hardhat and get the photo) after the despicable destruction of the World Trade Center microscopically pales when compared to the devastation that New Orleans suffered and is still suffering from. I mean, several buildings blown up versus an entire metropolitan area underwater for over 3 weeks? And NYC did not have to wait 3 days for the federal government to respond, probably because Nagin and Blanco are democrats. We Louisianians need look no further than across our border with Mississippi to understand how partisanship works. Don't get me wrong, Im a republican and I apologize for voting for George Bush in the last election and I did not vote for Gov. Blanco. But your comments are absurd, to say the least. Rudy is just like every other candidate still out there in the Republican Party, a power hungry egotist, except one. Thats right, the one who has had the same platform for his entire career and has the voting record to prove it. Take back our constitution and give us back our personal liberties. Join the Ron Paul revolution and make our government FOR the people as it was intended to be.

    January 30, 2008 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  19. Brian

    Thank goodness. One more step for preventing Mitt Romeny to be the republican nominee. Thank Goodness....

    January 30, 2008 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  20. Mary

    Ok – Hillary took Florida – can you journalists (John King, for example) downgrade her win any more? It's so obvious you are anti-Hillary and keep puffing up the already puffed-up Obama! I hope she takes the nomination just to see the sour look on your face. Obama-Rama is like watching a televangelist – taking us to mountaintop and blah, blah, blah. It's got all the elements – male authority figure needing to be the center of atttention with grandiose statements reflecting saviour status and the chant, the mantra – this one happens to be change. Yuck!

    January 30, 2008 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  21. Bill

    I thought he already did that a couple of debates ago. Isn't that what the photo shows?

    January 30, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  22. Steve N

    As a life-long democrat and New Yorker, and knowing what Rudy is really like, he was the last person in the race I would vote for. In a race between McCain and Hillary, I would 'cross the isle' for the first time and vote McCain. Between McCain and Obama I am torn in half. Actually, I hope the nominiees are Romney and Hillary, because then Bloomberg would run. He is the best person willing to do the job. (And maybe Obama as VP. THAT would be some ticket!)

    January 30, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  23. Mike

    Well, now the only logical candidate really is Huckabee!!

    January 30, 2008 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  24. Dale Davis, Glendora, California

    I agree with you Keith 865. This definately looks like a VP bid schmooz. Rudy is just another proof that he is too liberal to be a true Republican. John and Rudy would be a watered-down version of a true Republican ticket.
    Don't count Mitt out though. If he continues his momentum, he will get more big states on Super Tuesday. If he gets the nod, he may pick a Southerner in the form of Senator Jim DeMint, from South Carolina. Keep your eyes and ears tuned-in.

    January 30, 2008 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  25. Reggie , Anaheim, Ca.

    Grandpa McCain & Rotten Rudy in bed together oh brother!
    Warmongers unite! Pathetic!

    Obama / Edwards 08

    January 30, 2008 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
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