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. SONGBIRD MCCAIN

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

    He is in he is out? why does every other news source say he is out and Lieberman is in?

    September 2, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  3. Robert M. Herbst

    It is great that everyone wishes to be American these days, but let's look at what did happen under a republican administration.

    First we had Katrina, did the Bush Administration care then? How much of the response to Gustav can be contributed to the fact that everyone knows the world is watching.

    What has happend in last three years in regard to the rebuilding of New Orleans and other gulf coast communities, and what would have happened if the storm was a category 3 or better?

    Well, there has been for too little concern by the Bush administration as to the rebuilding of the gulf coast and the dislplacement of citizens. If the strom would have been worst–the situation on the ground would have been far worst.

    The fact is, that the problems of New Orleans have not be solved, and most likely will notbe solved with republicans in the White House. They simply do not care to invest in the common peoples of our land.

    How does a country care for its citizens and the state of the infrastructure without tax dollars? Who among us can afford to pay higher taxes for the sake of the United States of America.

    September 2, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  4. Debbie

    I'm sorry, I don't buy that McCain knew about Palin's daughter. I think "grandma" was just trying to get power. What kind of a woman would leave her? four month old son with down's with her 17 year old daughter when she was playing politics. It seems Palin has a power issue and I don't want my son to be a part of it. (war)

    I want to know about Palin's daughter's baby's daddy.
    (Or FOX you have just been so snapped on!)

    September 2, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. lvlax

    Man, It's unreal watching the Obamabots crying on this thread. 9/11 is something to trivialize and joke about?? I guess since Bush has done such a good job and kept this country safe the past 7 years they feel it is. Giuliani was an amazing mayor for New York and helped the city come back from devastation and will not be forgotten.

    McCain 08!!!

    September 2, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  6. SONGBIRD MCCAIN

    Where are all the articles and interviews about Republican dis-unity?

    Barr? Paul? Bueller? CNN?

    September 2, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  7. NJS

    Does anyone really care what Rudy has to say? He took NYC through a very, very difficult time, but today he is irrelevant.

    September 2, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  8. We're NOT "your friends"!!!

    Giulianis' script: A noun, a verb and 9/11.

    September 2, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. Gary Chandler in Canada

    911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911 911

    September 2, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  10. MCAINNOW!

    Gulianni was there when America needed him all the America Hating New Yorkers don't deserve him. You dems can't admit that Mccain was helping stop the hurricane and with God's help it is now less of a storm! President Bush has done more for this counrty than FAKE Obama ever will. Palin has more international experience than Binladen she lived in Germany and Ireland he never did. MACAIN IS OUR NEXT PRESIDENT!!!!!!!

    September 2, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  11. John

    Honestly, how dumb do the Republicans think we are?

    My biggest concern is that they'll be right, and a plurality of the voting electorate really will be that dumb.

    September 2, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  12. California Gold

    Rudy's Speech:
    911
    Me
    911
    Me
    911
    Me
    POW
    McCain
    POW
    McCain
    POW
    McCain
    911, POW, McCain, Rudy
    God Bless The United States of America

    ~the end

    September 2, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  13. Independent-Minded American

    Giuliani is the biggest loser in American politics!

    As a New Yorker, I can't stand this guy, and having Mayor Bloomberg just shows what a crappy idiot Giuliani was. I still can't believe how much this idiot uses 9/11 for political gains... incredible!

    September 2, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  14. Lisa M

    Giuliani and McCain - peas in a pod?

    September 2, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  15. UPDATED REPUBLICAN VALUES V1.01

    Republican Family Values V1.01 vs. Democratic Family Values V1.00

    The RNC platform appears to require a rather abrupt update to the Far Right and Conservative family values plank.

    Democratic Family Values V1.00

    My oldest niece completed high school, earned a college degree, married and is currently expecting her first “blessing” in November and my brother and his wife are thrilled and looking forward to being Grandparents and are very “proud” of this accomplished young woman. They have promised to be “supportive” as long as the required duties are occasional baby-setting!

    Updated Version Republican Family Values V1.01

    This updated version was sanctioned by all the Republican Party leaders and the Far Right and the Conservatives effective September 1, 2008.

    All parents are encouraged to teach “abstinence only” as birth control and never teach kids sex education in public schools. Then, when your 16 year old daughter partakes of pre-marital unsafe sex, which could have resulted in her catching a STD, in addition to the expected “blessing” . Advise her to marry the father, whether or not she actually loves him and do this all while both parties are only 17.

    Choosing a role model:

    Call me old fashioned, but when my other two nieces make such decisions, I hope they use their older sibling as an example, complete with the now outdated Democratic V1.00. Of course, should one or both chose the new Republican version V1.01 I am not sure “proud” would accurately describe my reaction, but I would be both loving and “supportive”. I just would never encourage them to adopt the Republican V1.01, they may miss a lot of the youthful experiences they would encounter using the Dem V1.00.

    September 2, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  16. Kasch, Europe

    noun, verb...9/11!

    September 2, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  17. Festus, Montana

    . . . .And WHY isn't George W. Bush going to speak at the convention in
    person?(wink,wink).

    Obama / Biden 08.

    September 2, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  18. jon

    JUAN BE CAREFUL MIND YOUR TONGUE NO HATE HERE STICK TO THE SUBJECT

    September 2, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  19. rbs

    You mean Fox News Fair And Balanced Analyst Karl Rove?

    Rove is wormtongue. No one should listen to anything that comes out of its mouth,

    September 2, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  20. Cafferty - Obama's New Attack Dog

    With Rudy speaking, watch for Obama's new attack dog, Jack Cafferty to drop a few profanities, dribble, and uninformed criticism.

    Jack Cafferty apparently went off his meds earlier this year because his caustic biased writing is pathetic – it really degrades the overall reputation and integrity of CNN - Many readers have expressed this same thought – Odd that the CNN talking heads and execs have not responded or tried to silence Barking Jack.

    September 2, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  21. Jorge

    Is this the same Rudy Giuliani who said, after 9/11, "Thank God George Bush is in the White House?"

    I wonder if we'll hear that line at the convention?

    September 2, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  22. Jeffer65

    Why isn't CNN running the story about all the federal $$ Palin got in earmarks for projects when she was mayor of her hometown of 9000 people? And for all the $ she is requesting? MSNBC ran the story.

    September 2, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  23. JB

    Obama Facts-

    Was a US Senator of ONE year before he decided to run for President. Since then he has done nothing as a US Senator.

    So, in effect, we are electing a State Senator to the highest office in our land. I don't know about you, but, I know some DUMB, useless state reps.

    And just a reminder, Palin isn't running for Pres, she is the VP. If the Obama/Biden card were reversed, THEN it would be the same.

    Obama has NO experience. And many scandals. He may have shown good judgement speaking out (notice I didn't say voting) against the war in Iraq. But he has shown poor judgement:

    -Against the surge
    -Buying a home at a discount from a felon
    -Getting involved with Ayers
    -Participating in a church(for 20 years) that is ANTI WHITE/ ANTI UNITED STATES

    Have fun voting this year people. As I see it, it is the lesser of two evils. Who that is, I have not a clue.

    September 2, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  24. maverick my A$$$

    this is the comb-over convention...John McCain never even vetted Palin, he has no platform...that he believes in, and John McCain's campaign is run by lobbyist and the Bush 2000-04 campaign team...now they brought on Tucker another Bushman to help spin the disaster called Palin...McCain's no maverick, he is a clone

    September 2, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  25. anonymous

    Joshua – you are seriously mistaken. Guiliani cleaned NYC of the mafia when he was DA. Better make sure of your history before opening your big mouth!

    September 2, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
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