September 3rd, 2008
10:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Giuliani’s ugly approach may backfire

CNN

Watch: Giuliani says Obama 'got it wrong' on Iraq.

ST. PAUL (CNN) – This speech is about mockery – and I wonder whether that’s appealing to voters. I really think this tone is going to turn a lot of voters off – it’s ugly, it’s bitter, it’s nasty. There is a bullying tone to this speech, and to Romney’s speech, and I just don’t think it works.

Watch: Giuliani says this is 'no time for on the job training'

Even less appealing: “When they gave up on Iraq, they gave up on America”? Now that’s insulting.

What they’re doing is re-running the 2004 campaign, which the Republicans won on the issue of terrorism. He’s saying the war on terror should be the supreme issue – but for most voters it’s the economy

soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Greg

    Rudy, the biggest profitier from 911. He pimped out the souls of all of our lost ones for his policital and financial gain. And he has the nerve to question someone else's love of America....this guy is a tool.

    September 3, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  2. Marvin

    Why is this surprising?

    These people are absolutely repulsive, and it's going to be great to see the back of them.

    September 3, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  3. Adam

    UGLY, UGLY, UGLY. The only thing Guiliani did was unite that room. They all looked snide and snobbish laughing at some of his extremely offensive remarks. I am INSULTED, weve lost over 4000 men, women, sons, fathers, mothers and daughters in Iraq. Had GW not been so trigger happy a lot if not all of those people would still be alive and we would have our eye on the prize in Afghanistan.

    September 3, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
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