September 3rd, 2008
10:28 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Another attack dog speech

ST PAUL (CNN) - The left wing and Hollywood celebrities are the true stars of the evening, prompting another chant of “USA!” from the crowd.

How did “USA” become a term of defiance and division? It sounds ugly, like they’re saying: “We’re real Americans – and you’re not.”

Giuliani, like Romney, relishes the attack. His language is stinging. The crowd keeps chanting “zero” – as in the talking point that Obama has no executive experience, and has never run anything. Except his own campaign. Obama beat the Clintons, and the inevitable candidacy – that’s not nothing.

soundoff (73 Responses)
  1. Terry from GA

    Rudy can say what he wants but Joe Biden was selected as Barack's VP. So while Rudy goes home and watches tv, Barack and Joe are on the campaign trail trying to get us out of this 8 year depression caused by the republicans.

    September 3, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  2. 17 year old future politician

    For a campaign slogan of "country first", they divided left and right all night...very shameful...not even kiddin

    September 3, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  3. Susan

    Actually Obama has done nothing and run nothing. He has not been a mayor nor a governor like Palin has been. He had someone running his campaign while he was out falling more in love with himself.

    September 3, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  4. Remember, remember

    all the lies in November

    Rudy wreaked.......of anger, desperation

    there was much pandering........ and pedaling of fear

    bad news all the way around........

    Step away from the foaming republican ....... for your own safety, and the safety of the nation

    September 3, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  5. Tim

    Tonight's speakers: Hollow words from shallow people who are bankrupt of ideas. Therefore the need to bash the media, liberals, elite and so on ad nauseum. This is more of the same. It is divisive. It is not what the country needs or wants to hear.

    September 3, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  6. Brielle

    The attacks by Romney, Huckabee, and Giuliani were disgusting. They should be ashamed of the words they spoke and the lies they told. If McCain gets elected, this country will be deeply deeply damaged.

    September 3, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  7. Greg FL.

    Mitt Romney, spoke of a huge deficit since the 80's and called it liberals. He spoke about Big Brother and called it the Liberals. Is he that out of touch. The deficit is compliments of a Republican President and a Republican War. The evesdropping on US Citizens was compliments of a Republican President. Romney like the GOp is out of touch.

    September 3, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  8. Cecil

    How did “USA” become a term of defiance and division? It sounds ugly, like they’re saying: “We’re real Americans – and you’re not.”

    I Agree, Sad Sad Showing By The GOP!

    It's Been More Then 18 Months, Sen. Obama And His Supporters Are Growing.

    Where Still Here And Still Strong!

    The Kitchen Sink Is An Old Hat!

    September 3, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  9. NC Jan

    Well, Rudy...you, along with the other speakers tonight just reinforced my decision to LEAVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY several months ago. The meanness of the attacks tonight has also reinforced my decision to vote for the Obama/Biden ticket come November. And, please quit ending all your speeches with "God Bless America" when you are acting so very unchristian!

    (BTW: I'm certain my comments will never get out of moderation.)

    September 3, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  10. Breck

    McCain has no executive experience either! Republicans are still trying to delude and terrorize America into voting for them.

    September 3, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  11. Heidi

    I totally agree. What about changing the Country? All the Republicans are doing is saying John McCain was in the military and Obama is unqualified. Get some real ideas and speak about the issues that matter please. Go Obama!!!

    September 3, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  12. Stacy from Beautiful Loudoun, VA

    Wow...Country first.

    September 3, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  13. Duop in Colorado

    Giuliani's speech was a clear sign of his party desperation.

    September 3, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  14. sjp

    is it me or is it really unnerving to see republicans rejoicing in there convention, while most americans are suffering from lost jobs, high gas prices, bad economy all from the last 8 years of republican leadership. just as in the last 8 years the rich get richer and the fat get fatter. nothing will change until we as voters make it.

    September 3, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  15. martins

    lets say its divided states of america. but did i not also hear that the independents are going to decide the voting outcome? well, maybe they are easier to court than the rest who knows

    September 3, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  16. Chuck

    How did the word "Change" suddenly become the second coming of Christ?

    September 3, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  17. Mark

    Guliani just gave the speech of either convention. Too bad he had to throw in a few cheap shots early on...I actually turned my TV off for a few minutes.

    It's those sorts of comments that have driven me away from the Republican party – not on principles, but on their tactics for getting themselves elected. I don't think I've ever voted Democratic in the past. That will change in November.

    September 3, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  18. No Hillary = No Obama

    Oh grow up.

    September 3, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  19. Q Glenn

    As neither a black guy nor a white guy (I will let you all guess the rest)… I watched the camera pan through the audience and is it just me or does this crowd look like a klan rally of about 18,000?

    Repubs, stop making empty false statements and lame attacks…. You're desperate! A black man is going to win, get over it and let's really show why America is great. Diversity is not a bad thing!

    September 3, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  20. Barbara

    It's easy to inspire love with government provided health care (state or federal) and a guaranteed salary.

    NOT typical unwed mother – homeless, jobless (been shipped overseas), hungry.

    September 3, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  21. AnnCT

    I agree with you Mr. Schneider and it seems you and I aren't the only ones. I copied this from another post.

    "My husband who does not follow politics was glued to C-Span last week and donated to the campaign after Obama's speech. He just left the room in disgust. Way to win independent voters Rudy."

    September 3, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  22. Ms. RDS

    Move on people....nothing to see here! No issues here just alot of fluff and nothing much else

    September 3, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  23. Jeff

    Romney says Washington is liberal? Does he have a clue who has been in control the last 8 years?

    September 3, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
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