September 2nd, 2008
08:03 AM ET
6 years ago

Giuliani to speak at convention

Giuliani endorsed McCain after ending his own presidential campaign.
Giuliani endorsed McCain after ending his own presidential campaign.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will have a speaking role at the Republican National Convention, a GOP official tells CNN.

Giuliani was scheduled to deliver the keynote address Tuesday, but Hurricane Gustav forced Republicans to alter the program. Giuliani will speak later in the week.

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  1. Republicans Hate America

    It will go something like this:

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

    The End.

    September 2, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  2. Scott NYC Independent

    As a New Yorker I never understood the fame Giuliani received from 9/11. The fact of the matter is that every Mayor that this city has had would have been just as capable as he was if not more so. New York is a tough town and we don't take to light weight and incompetent candidates well. That said, Giuliani was not a great Mayor and many of us believed him to be heavy handed and suffering from tunnel vision during most of his two terms here. We have term limits, which we as a city voted into effect. Giuliani attempted to over rule the voters of New York by a back door method. He really wasn't that great people; good but not great. So what is his input on the convention, hope its not about the war on terror – he's a reactionary manager not a preventive one.

    September 2, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. Blackknight

    Who Cares??????

    September 2, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  4. Candy West Virginia

    I will be watching paint dry. On another note:
    Repuglicans say they are the moral majority yet every time you hear a story about teen pregnancy cover-ups, married men having gay encounters in bathrooms or coke snorting politicians, it is a repuglican involved.
    Repuglicans say they are staunchly patriotic yet ship our jobs overseas.
    Repuglicans say they are pro life yet put Americans in harms way in a war started with lies.
    Repuglicans say they care about the environment yet oppose laws to protect the envirnment.
    Repuglicans say their candidate has experience yet he has shown horrible judgment throughout this campaign.
    Repuglicans say they want peace yet their candidate says he would rather win a war then a campaign.

    September 2, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  5. Anne

    One loser for another

    September 2, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  6. Alaska FIRST

    Noun, verb 911...
    Noun, verb 911...
    Noun, verb 911...

    Stupid Republicans will love it.

    September 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  7. Joshua

    Giuliani is another Bush butt-kisser, just like McCain. Giuliani and McCain are a pair of one trick ponies. If it hadn't been for 9/11, nobody would have any idea who Giuliani was. And McCain was a POW, because he got his jet shot down – that's his big claim to fame.

    Neither one can talk about issues and both have been staunch supporters of the worst president in all of US history.

    September 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  8. Florence S.

    As a former Republican and current values voters can he explain what has happened to the GOP?

    Isn't he a pro-abortion, pro-gay sex, adulterer whose own children won't talk to him for the way he treated his ex-wife? This is the GOP KEY NOTE SPEAKER?

    How have we ended up nominating McCain, an admitted serial adulterer, liar, and scandle hound?

    And now he picks this jezebel VP who is too busy telling everyone not to have abortions she fails to tell her unmarried 16 year old child "DON'T HAVE SEX"???

    And i support, FULLY SUPPORT, Palin's decision to keep her child with Down. This is CLEARLY the right thing to do. My question is....is she never intended to have an abortion under any circumstances, then why did she get the Down's testing to begin with?????? She is a liar!!!!

    September 2, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  9. 2008Elections

    does anyone know if Mitt Romney will still be speaking on Day 3?

    September 2, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  10. MARINE4O'BIDEN

    CNN Just like to block us from posting huh. Yes we are critical of the GOP so get use to it. They preach all this christian stuff but they are a bunch of adulterers, Giuliani and McCain, the religious zealots like Dobson are the same creatures who was in bed with the Romans during the time of Christ. Same people, different times, however CHANGE is on the WAY!

    OBAMA-BIDEN 08

    September 2, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  11. Charlotte

    I never cared for Rudy, but thanks to Obamas' arrogance, I'm beginning to take a second look. My plan was to write in Hillary, Sarah has given me cause to rethink that decision. Not because she is a woman, but rather because Obama chose to ignore half the democrats in this election. 18 million/17 million, whatever, votes he could care less about. I am a Hillary supporter who thinks he made a big mistake in an election year that should have been a landslide for the democrats, allowing it to become a back and forth tie. I guess Michelles' comment about having to think about her vote, if Hillary became the nominee, is a major reason for me to think about my vote also.

    September 2, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  12. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    oh here we ago again with 9/11 !

    September 2, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  13. Anonymous

    Well, sound the victory bells.

    9-11/POW/9-11/POW/9-11/POW/9-11/POW/9-11/POW/9-11/POW

    September 2, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  14. JB

    Ooooo, I can't wait. What else is on? Any Dukes of Hazard reruns?

    September 2, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  15. McCain the candidate is not the same man

    Gee, I wonder if he'll mention 9/11.

    September 2, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  16. maverick my A$$$

    R:i would 911 like to911 introduce you 911 to 911 John McCain

    J:thank you surge my friends its surge a pleasure to surge be here surge tonight, to surge lie...um i mean surge.;...did i say Obama yet?

    great that sounds like a bang up line up

    September 2, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  17. John

    Wonder if they'll get Ron Paul to speak.

    Oh yeah, that's right, he's been barred from the RNC convention because, despite having a lot of Republicans vote for him, he doesn't go along with the RNC groupthink. He's had to hold a shadow convention with 10,000 attendees that the media will be trying very hard to ignore.

    September 2, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  18. themanwhosawtomorrow

    What does he know to say? It would be the most boring speech ever, as he is all about a noun, a verb and 9/11.

    September 2, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  19. Foreign observer

    Two loosers supporting each other. The only winner was Bush but instead the nation has lost.

    September 2, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  20. Anonymous

    Comb-overs we can believe in.

    September 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  21. Anonymous

    Oh gawsh!

    September 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  22. v.a.

    we (9/11) must (9/11) elect (9/11) john (9/11) mccain (9/11) !!!

    September 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  23. Think about it

    Fear!!! 911 -911 Nine-Eleven 9-Eleven Nine-11 Fear!! Terrorist!!! Muslim!!! 9-11 9-11!!!

    9.11 9/11 FEAR!!!!!!!!!!

    September 2, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  24. williefloyd

    Oh WOW!!!! Wonder how many times those watching will hear noun, verb, and 911???

    September 2, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  25. All the Kings Horses and All the Kings Men Couldn't Put Fallen Little Miss Ice Chip Together Again!

    Rudy Giuliani: A noun, a verb, 9/11 and Sarah Palin the new national disaster.

    September 2, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
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