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.

soundoff (287 Responses)
  1. Ted van Tol

    The rep. are lucky Bush and Cheney could not be on stage.
    Guliani looks like yesterday. Whats left?
    An old man and a young VP in problems!
    What a difference with the Dem. ticket.

    Barack for president!

    September 2, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  2. DRM Texas

    Yes, because it wouldn't be a Republican convention without several gratuitous mentions of 9-11.

    Thanks Rudy!

    September 2, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  3. Anonymous

    who cares no one will be watching lol

    September 2, 2008 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  4. Houston, Texas

    Guliani is a joke. Everytime I see him I am reminded of the worst campaign strategy in recent history. His endorsement is worth nothing.

    September 2, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  5. Tired of W, OH

    I'll sum up Guiliani's remarks, so people don't have to be subjected to this fool's entire speech:

    "Noun-verb-9/11. Vote for McCain or the terrorists will kill you."

    September 2, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  6. Spencer, Newport News, VA

    I'm sure he has a whole lot of nothing to say.

    September 2, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  7. randy from canada

    I wonder how many times Giuliani will say "911"...

    September 2, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  8. Pat M

    Will Rudy be speaking on the sacristy of marriage or His Heorism during 911?

    September 2, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  9. WhoIsPalin?

    Ladies and Gentlemen THE CLOWNS are in town.McCain Campagn is becoming a Colossal Joke. CNN can you guys research this story about Hockey Mom wannabe VP Palin: . Eleven days after taking office in 1996, she mailed letters to each of the city's top managers requesting that they resign as a test of loyalty.

    September 2, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  10. Donkey Party

    Will the real Big Blowhard Doofus please step up! Quit praising this mush mouth for being in the right place at the wrong time (911). He did what would've been expected out of any NY mayor. Give us a break, stop trying to insult our intelligence.

    September 2, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  11. Tony

    Two facts that prove Palin and McCain are not right for the country are:

    1) The Evangelicals are crazy about her adn think she would make a great VP, and:

    2) BUSH thinks it's agood idea.

    That last one should terrify everyone and get them voting for Obama.

    September 2, 2008 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. NoMccain

    Do they seriously think this is a laughing matter! Protesters are being jailed in St. Paul! We have no freedom of speech – we forfeited it when we elected Bush. The Democrats will own the Whitehouse for 24 years because of what George W. Bush has done to this country, and how he polarized it with his belligerent Redneckism.

    September 2, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  13. Peter of Oregon

    "Good Ol' Boys" I don't know which of them is more transparent in their insincerity. They have an Aura of Fake that surrounds them and makes the air stale as you walk in their wake.

    September 2, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  14. STRAIT TALKER

    Go ahead and have all the Giulianis of this world give speeches at the Republican Convention, it wouldn't make a difference. McCain/Pallin are loosers, so are the Republicans.

    September 2, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  15. thomas

    I wonder if he'll talk about 9/11.

    September 2, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  16. Rumpusgoopus

    Hmm, I wonder what his speech will be like...

    "9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, Obama unprepared, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, McCain is American hero, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11."

    September 2, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  17. eric b

    I think this speaks volumes on just who really is at the core of the republican party.

    If I were a republican, I would be so dismayed that men like Rudy Giuliani is the best my party has to offer.

    September 2, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  18. Peter - Denver

    "A noun, a verb and 9-11."

    September 2, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  19. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    McCain and Giuliani have so much in common, they are both scumbags.

    September 2, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  20. M.B. from Berlin FOR OBAMA

    Oh my gosh what a stupid pic. Look at how stupid these to old puppets look.
    Vote for the fresh, smart, young and the one who is especially because of the lack of the so called (Washington) "Experience" exactly right for this job – Barack H. Obama + Joseph Biden!!!

    September 2, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  21. Matt, Pittsburgh

    Talk about yesterday's news. Rudy is totally irrellevant. He's far too liberal for my liking. He won't deliver NY for McCain. The conventions are too long with way too many unnecessary speakers.

    September 2, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  22. M.B. from Berlin FOR OBAMA

    Guiliani is a "doofus".

    the GOP keynote adress could look like this, if Guiliani talks:

    Drill...surge...9/11...drill...pro-life...9/11!
    WOW it's breath-taking how much he will offer in his speech.

    September 2, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  23. Hillary Supporter

    wow, here is a man with true family values.....not

    September 2, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  24. MIKE

    I wonder what he's got left after same old ...9/11 ...answer to all question. Well it will work since the person he his speacking for has same answer to all questions...I am a POW for 5 1/2 yrs. Pls we want to know what plan McShame has for ur blue collars
    Straight talk us we have heard POW story too long.

    September 2, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  25. Hmm

    What a beautiful photo of McCain holding his thought with that notecard, Gramm standing by for his spot-on advice, and Giuliani using his world known strategic skills to motivate all of his numerous supporters to cover McCain's back in one fine evening filled with Republican humor.

    lol

    September 2, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
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