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. Terry

    I'll be sure and tune out. What a let down he is after being such a hero for NYC on 9/11

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

    noun, verb, 9/11

    September 2, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  3. Woman for Obama

    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!!! Terrorists! Terrorists!
    Terrorists!
    Terrorists!
    Terrorists! Terrorists! Terrorists! Terrorists!
    Terrorists! Terrorists! OMG!

    September 2, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  4. Kelby from Houston, TX

    A speech by Guilianni or a sentence from Giuliani can be broken down into three parts. A noun, A verb 9/11.

    Thank you Joe Biden for that true true statement.

    September 2, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  5. Jim CO

    SO!!!!!!!

    September 2, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  6. Lorna, NY

    Why can't this man just disappear!

    September 2, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  7. Thompson

    Who cares about this guys....

    September 2, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  8. Mike from CA.

    I wonder how times he will say 9/11. Probably more times than McCain will say POW.

    September 2, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  9. Yippeeee

    Rudy Giuliani woweee draft dodger and chickenhawk extraordinaire. That'll pump things up almost as good as AWOL Bush himself.

    September 2, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  10. K.NIX

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 2, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  11. LET IT GO

    Noun, Verb and 911. LOL

    September 2, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  12. Shari, NY

    Talk about poetic justice. He will speak later in the week when the other hurricanes plan to crash the party.

    Mr. Giuliani did some good (e.g. cleaning up crime in N.Y.) but he is has a reputation of being arrogant with a checkered personal life.

    Will his speech bring any redeption?

    September 2, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  13. Kyle

    noun, verb, 9/11 YAY!

    September 2, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  14. NJ DEM

    And just why is he speaking?

    September 2, 2008 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  15. CC PENNES

    HE IS ALMOST AS BAD AS MCBUSH,HIS ONLY "CLAIM TO FAME" 9/11, MCBUSH, HE WAS CAPTURED, & HELD PRISONER FOR 5YRS.IF THE COUNTRY DOSN'T SEE HOW CLOSELY TIED IN WITH AND..... HOW WOULD LIKE PALIN ANSWERING THE PHONE AT 3 A:M OUR ONLY SALVATION FROM ALL THIS BUSH "MADNESS" IS OBAMA,......... PLEASE GOD MAKE HIM OUR NEXT PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!

    September 2, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  16. Carl from MI

    I was emailed a copy of the speech earlier this morning. It goes:

    "NOUN–VERB–911, NOUN–VERB–911, NOUN–VERB–911.

    NOUN–VERB–911, NOUN–VERB–911, NOUN–VERB–911.

    NOUN–VERB–911, NOUN–VERB–911, NOUN–VERB–911."

    God bless the Republicans and God bless America!!"

    Really.... what else does he really need to say?

    WAKE UP, AMERICA!!! VOTE SMART.... NOT SENILE!!!!

    September 2, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  17. mobiusinformer

    Let's all count the number of times he says 9-11, Al Quaeda and Terrorist.....and then maybe ask him to turn the page.

    September 2, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  18. Casey

    noun, verb, 9/11

    September 2, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  19. Doug R.

    I could care less about what this loser has to say. It was sort of entertaining though watching Giuliani on that Saturday Night Live skit dressed up as a woman.

    September 2, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  20. David R in Carlsbad

    Gosh, I wonder what he will talk about?

    September 2, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  21. Joey

    ... and I happen to have a transcript of the speech he will be giving – here is an excerpt:

    "noun verb 9/11. noun verb 9/11..."

    September 2, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  22. James in NYC

    I remember him. Yawn. and Yipee...Yipee!
    When can I vote for Obama already?

    September 2, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  23. KenB, MI

    There must not be a great deal of expectation from the GOP convention.

    September 2, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  24. Frank in NYC

    Giuliani is a weasel......hes so far up McCains--that if McSame stops short Guiliani will come out of his mouth.

    September 2, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  25. Obama!!

    sorry but these men look like its time to retire!! I dont think McCain will be sane enough for 4 years in office.

    September 2, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
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