August 7th, 2008
09:00 AM ET
10 years ago

Giuliani: A Democrat possible as McCain's VP


Watch Giuliani on American Morning Thursday.

(CNN) – Rudy Giuliani, former presidential candidate turned John McCain supporter, said Thursday that a Democrat could conceivably occupy the number 2 spot on the Republican presidential ticket.

“The reality is either way you might see something like that,” the former New York City mayor told CNN’s Kiran Chetry on American Morning when asked about talk of Sen. Barack Obama choosing a Republican like Sen. Chuck Hagel as his running mate.

Giuliani said he has not spoken with McCain about possibly choosing a Democratic running mate. “But, if you’re asking me is it possible in this day and age that you could have a ticket like that? I think so.”

While he conceded that he could think of “a couple” Democrats who might fit the bill as potential McCain VP’s, Giuliani said the decision was ultimately McCain’s.

Watch: Giuliani on American Morning

Filed under: John McCain • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (283 Responses)


    Democrat for MCCAIN right here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 7, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  2. J

    umm.. so what?

    August 7, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  3. Snerdboy says

    Hes a sad little man with a big mouth.

    August 7, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  4. Texas trail puppy!

    Could he be refering to Sen. Clinton hmmm.... Seems Obama is going to win by a landslide afterall!!!!!

    August 7, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  5. v.a.

    i'll go ahead and say it for you since i know you're dying to say it, rudy.

    9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11

    August 7, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  6. Steve, Jacksonville, Florida

    Sounds good. How about Joe Loserman. He would make the perfect "Democratic" running mate for McJoke.

    August 7, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  7. Kiah

    A noun a verb and 9/11 PLEASE shut your mouth. No one in their right mind will believe that GARBAGE!

    August 7, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  8. Obama-Junkie, IL

    Way to go Giuliani!

    That's the way for the McCain campaign to ignite interest from the Republican party base, talk of a Democrat being McCain's VP?

    Unbelieveable! The media is so fixated on Obama and his campaign that they will overlook this type of statements from the McCain surrogate camp and how that would affect Republican base supporters who feel that McCain is not conservative enough.

    Obama in 08!

    August 7, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  9. Anonymous

    Wow, what a non-story.

    It's also possible he might pick a ring-tailed lemur. Possible, but not likely.

    See, I can do it too.

    August 7, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  10. Marie

    Say anything to get your mug on TV and the MSM will give it legs and infer credibility. I am glad the Olympics are starting today, at least there is something positive and entertaining to watch instead of this daily moment by moment CNN/FOXNEWS Obama Bash.

    August 7, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  11. McCrazy

    Good thing Mr. Strategy is back on our TVs. I think he is only there to make McCain seem less incompetant in comparison.

    August 7, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  12. Uncle Sam

    The Repubs are not that stupid to put two people on the same ticket, who are adulterers and threw their other wives under the bus. It would be a field day for the feminist groups!!!! On second thought, please pick him!!!!

    August 7, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  13. informed florida voter

    A McCain/Clinton ticket would set the polls on fire! Half the Democrats are voting McCain anyway so having Hillary on the ticket would be the bomb! Our nation would have the greatest duo in office while setting unprecedented history! I Love Hillary and would vote for her in any combination other than on a ticket with Obama and there are many who feel this way. This nation needs to start leaning towards the middle and two party unification if we want to see real progress and this would be the true beginning. The perfect party in my eyes is half liberal, half conservative. There needs to be a balance in order for us to flourish as a country. We have become so bogged down with partisian politics that we have stagnated. Our economy has sunk to a new low, we are in debt more than ever and we have become too dependent on China to survive on our own. Let's work together people. Our future is dependent on it!

    August 7, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  14. Former Democrat-Now Independent-Dusgusted with Obama

    How about Hillary. Seriously, I am confident that all Hillary supporters would vote for that ticket, and some moderates from both parties. Obama is bad for this country. He is being forced down our throats for some reason.

    August 7, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  15. angie - dallas -28

    the decision is McCracks but it is also up to the person he chooses who would have to be out of their MIND!

    August 7, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  16. No Longer Amused, Las Vegas

    I don't think I will hold my breath on this one....

    August 7, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  17. Pick Me! Pick Me!

    Great, instead of one adulterer and his I-don’t-care-that-he-is-married with children mistress/wife we will have two. Now THAT’S a party with Family Values. You didn’t respect your wife and family, how the heck can you respect the office of the President let alone, the citizens of the United States.

    August 7, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  18. Kelby from Houston, TX

    He is talking about Lieberman. Who is, in fact, no longer apart of the Dems. what dem would be apart of the disaster that is the McCain campaign. I think the media has been paying so much attention to Obama, that they are missing out on all the gaffs and other mistakes made by McCain

    August 7, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  19. LynnB

    Good – let Obama pick Hagel and then McCain can pick Hillary!!!!!!!!! That would suit me just fine since I am a Hillary supporter that is voting for McCain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sick & tired of Obama snubbing Hillary!!!!!!!! She should be his VP pick with NO questions or vetting asked – he's just Mr. Uppity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It would be fine with me if falls all the way down!

    August 7, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  20. Enlightened Voter

    I couldn't even read the article, just this clowns face is enough to turn me off. He is part of the corrupt repuglican political machine.

    August 7, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  21. Me

    He should pick Clinton.

    August 7, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  22. Jim

    McCain is more of a traditional Democrat than Obama is, so if he chose an ACTUAL Democrat to be his VP, he could really unite this country in the center.

    Something that is impossible for the far left supported Obama to accomplish.

    August 7, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  23. Chris


    August 7, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  24. Ted van Tol

    Would any Democrate be so stupid to be McCains VP?
    It must be a desperite person when he does.

    America needs a uniter, America needs Obama,
    this world needs Barack Obama.

    August 7, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  25. rumpusgoopus

    Lieberman doesn't count as a Democrat anymore, Giuliani.

    August 7, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
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