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. MikeH

    I had a post accepted by the moderator on the Biden insult Ticker item, and now it's gone.

    I have other posts on other ticker articles that are stuck in "awaiting moderation" limbo

    CNN has Republican operatives infesting their panel of moderators. If CNN wants to be an official mouthpiece for the corrupt Republican party, then I understand the censorship, but if CNN wants to really retain the image of being somewhat unbiased, then it needs to clean house.

    September 2, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  2. jeanette

    Rudy lost all his credibility when he tried using 911 as his way to get nominated, and then started being an attack dog for JOhn McCain when his nomination failed.
    Count the times he uses 911 in his speech (I won't be watching).
    His basic speech is a noun a verb and 911.

    All the republicans have is the war in Iraq, pro;ife and oil drilling – nothing else. Just listen to their speeches and you'll see.

    The main stream media best start revealing these people for what they are and what they stand for. Our country is at stake and shouldn't be handed over to McCain and Palin.

    September 2, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  3. carolflowery

    I will watch every bit as I did the dem's convention, I unlike many of you, have to hear from both sides to really know why and who im voting for. By the way, for all of you who have a problem with Sarah Palin's daughter, dig this.

    The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized world. The Center for Disease control says that one-third of girls get pregnant before the age of 20. Teenpregnancy.org, a site managed by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, states that there are "750,000 teen pregnancies annually. Eight in ten of these pregnancies are unintended and 81 percent are to unmarried teens."

    Educating teenagers about contraception makes them more likely to use contraception when they begin having sex, but it doesn't lower the age at first intercourse. Why? Probably because the decision where and with whom to become sexually active is a very complicated one, and may be rooted in family, peers, religion, the media and individual personality factors.

    September 2, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  4. AA

    I'm glad Mitt Romney is not the vice president pick. This way we don't have to hear about his money, privelged upbringing,sick wife used for sympathy. Mitt go back to your beach front San Diego home.

    September 2, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  5. ML - California

    So who is going to watch all of these talkers like Guiliani, Lieberman and Bush by Satelitte. I will be watching a movie on Cable!

    September 2, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  6. Richard, FL

    What a line-up of stars they could have had:

    The president with the highest disapproval record in history,

    the vice president who is rated lower than the president

    and Giuliani who ran probably the worst campaign in history.

    September 2, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  7. L Conrad

    As an American (not a Republican or a Democrat), I believe real change is cleaning up Washington! Sarah Pelin is the first caudate to make me believe that is possible. Selling the state jet on Ebay? Say no more! She's got my vote!

    September 2, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  8. scooter

    Ill have to go and see if he grabs his one peice of paper and starts stating this we be the new tax File system as he did during his stump a very one track mind that has nothing much to say

    September 2, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  9. John in Binghamton NY

    Can we have a real time 9/11 count on screen for the 9/11 president????

    September 2, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  10. tigerakabj

    Good. Get all of the idiots into one boat (Titanic). Mr. noun-verb-9/11, Mr. noun-verb-POW, Cap'n fool Bush, and Hurricane Sarah.

    By the way CNN, report on Sarah Palin and her membership in the Alaskan Independence Party. Since a whole lotta juicy stuff is coming out about her now (since McCain didn't do his vetting), might as well keep it going.

    September 2, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  11. Peter (CA)

    if you are going to watch the speech, at least turn it into a drinking game. Take a shot every time Rudy says "9/11". With any luck, you will be so drunk after his speech, you can skip the rest of the night.

    What a guy to be the keynote! Adulterer whose own kids can't stand him!
    What can he possibly have to say to us?

    September 2, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  12. M. Winners, Mesa, AZ

    Lem'me guess – noun, verb, 9/11 and drill, drill drill. Can't wait – NOT!
    At least we don't have to worry about him trying to spin Palin's non-existent qualifications for Veep on us...

    September 2, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  13. evangelical

    I am an evangelical who will not vote for mccain/palin. this was a reckless choice. i am now voting for obama.

    September 2, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  14. Sabrina

    To who is Palin, You are right about the CLOWNS , A great word for all you negative people. So much for HOPE and CHANGE If you don't know any thing about her, you have computer, go find out. McCain/Palin 08– Hillary 2012

    September 2, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  15. Pam

    New drinking game...take a shot everytime Giuliani says "9/11".

    September 2, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  16. MLH

    Wow, what's left to say. Except that while John McCain is busy questioning Senator Obama's judgment, many of us are shaking our heads and questioning HIS. The VP spot is not a part time slot that a parent with a special needs infant and four other children can handle. You just can't do it all, and do it all well enough. Most of us working moms know that.

    September 2, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  17. Rodney

    For anyone in a small town like Palins alaska town of 6000 people.. How much money did your town recieve in earmarks from the goverment???? Any at all???

    She got over 26 million dollars in earmarks while she was the mayor of Wasilla.. A town of 6000 people.. that a little over 4000 dollars a person !!!

    Sounds like she knows the good ole boy network pretty good to me..

    OH and she hired a lobbying firm to do it..
    So much for reform...

    And she has over 200 million in works for for earmarks for alaska one of richest states there is with all money coming in from big oil.

    Might have turned down the bridge but not turning down millions more...

    September 2, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  18. beevee

    All the sucking up to McCain you did did not get you VP nomination Mr.Juliani. What else will you say at the convention. How disappointed you are and 9/11?

    September 2, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  19. Abby

    McCain/Palin are a much better/SAFER choice for America.
    Obama is NOT qualified – he is an Arrogant, Radical FRAUD – and will never be elected.

    Woman everywhere will rally – we are OUTRAGED by the Dems treatment of Palin's daughter. Same dirty political tricks used on Hillary Clinton – we will NOT tolerate this!

    September 2, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  20. Peter E

    Oh the hypocrisy of the liberal left. Do these people realize that their personal attacks of the right completely undermine their own candidate's message?

    September 2, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  21. Ron democrat turned independent

    my friends and i have placed over twenty comments that are anti but not bad statements about Obama or the party and guess what none of them got printed however, you can say anything about McCain or his party, regardless how wrong, how demeaning, or sometimes just plain discus ting this is called unbiased reporting by the net work. this is democracy at it's best where you can have only one opinion

    September 2, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  22. Rob

    HATE HATE HATE. that is all I read here. Sorry guys, but you really disguss me !!!

    September 2, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  23. Ted

    I have never seen the Obama supporters SO angry and upset... McCain must have picked the right choice for VP.

    Obama supporters are not only scared but showing it.

    September 2, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  24. Change of VP

    I think since he was moved to a later date, I am guessing that Sarah Palin would decline VP in the next 24 hours and McCain would nominate Rudy G as the VP

    Any takers on this view

    September 2, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  25. BK

    If you want to see the hate and ignorance of the kind of people Obama attracks. Please read all the blogs above.

    September 2, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
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