January 12th, 2012
10:25 PM ET
6 years ago

Rudy Giuliani on the 2012 election

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  1. John

    Republicans are such hypocrites. They are all for PAC's until ads are run against someone they like. Personaly I think the whole PAC ads thing is disgusting period. Let's not decide our leader by who can secreltly use their money to buy comericial time and smear someone. I think we should have more integrity than that. The Supreme Court blew it on this one.

    January 13, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Just as an aside: if you don't do horrible things you don't get horribly attacked. That is unless you're President Obama,in which case you're going to get face "horrible" attacks without provocation or justification.

    January 13, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  3. Oldie in TampaBay

    and this matters because? Who cares WHAT Giuliani thinks/says?

    January 13, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  4. anotherGDlefty

    I'm glad to see that the GOPTEA's are the first group to face the wrath of the Citizens United supreme court decision they wanted so badly.
    Enjoy it.

    January 13, 2012 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  5. Joan

    It appears Mr. Romney can dish it out but doesn't like to take it. He has the best campaign money can buy. Thanks to the Republican Supreme Court justices, the super PACS are controlling the election and ruining democracy. Thanks a lot Justice Roberts.

    January 13, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  6. ja

    the chickens has come home to roost, it is the nature of the beast

    January 13, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  7. JohnT

    maybe Newt should spend more time trying to raise money if he wants to run for president. seriously though. Romney has really worked hard to raise money for the campaign. thats how it works. The media needs to stop criticizing the doers of this country

    January 13, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  8. Emperor Norton

    I'm not sure this is an actual Guiliani quote. He didn't say "9/11" even once.

    January 13, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  9. A former republican

    Isn't it fun watching the republicans devouring themselves? Shows a lot of intelligence, doesn't it?

    January 13, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  10. Jeff in Virginia

    This is confusing- Mr. Giuliani didn't mention 9/11. Doesn't he know that's the only reason people cared about him?

    January 13, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. Annie, Atlanta

    What I want to know is does anyone think those ads were lies? The content of the ads against Gingrich are part of the public record. So are the ads against Romney. Why anyone would think either of these men is a good fit for the presidency of our country is beyond my comprehension. I'll take the "community organizer" any day, given the fact that he actually cared enough about people to be one. Gingrich and Romney have cared about pandering and lining their pockets. Heck, Romney's Bain Capital, though what they did was legal, is part of the reason we've seen American jobs shipped overseas. Do we really want a man worth hundreds of millions of dollars gained at the expense of Americans running the show? I don't. Sure, our politicians, for the most part, are bought and paid for by the monied interests, but that means it's up to us to change that. Give another GOPer a chance to nominate just one more Supreme Court justice and we're just saying here you go corporations, it's all yours'.

    January 13, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  12. qubee25

    Wouldn't it be interesting to see the Obama camp find away to resurrect the 4 companies that was profiled in Newt's "When Romney Came To Town", back to employing those people who lost their jobs during Bain's slash and dash deals of a lifetime for their investors. That would Mitten's fits of conondrumitis. Just sayin'.

    January 13, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  13. bk753

    Gingrich has pledged to stay clean, pledging only to "draw a sharp and clear contrast with Governor Romney. We're not getting into personal stuff" (Translation: I'll have my own Super PAC do it). All this is fine with me. Keep eating your own young. Keep the negative stuff on the front page. Slaughter each other. President Obama is fighting for middle class tax relief, and just today unveiled plans to consolidate Federal jobs to eliminate redundancy. (Can you say "smaller government?") Ultimately it will be Romney, and by the time the election rolls around in November, the country will see him as the Wall Street elitist he is, and know that he is a part of the 1% and not the rest of us. Obama 2012!

    January 13, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  14. Benny

    I find it strange that politicians today complain about politics. This is the nature of our political discourse today. There has been mudslinging since the beginning of political races in this country. This is nothing new, except for the fact that corporations now have the biggest impact on TV ads. But overall, I believe a candidate with true personal integrity can run for office without crying about 'unfair' or 'ugly' negative ads. I'm still waiting for that candidate to emerge, on either side.

    January 13, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  15. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    "Romney has said he would not ask for the ads to stop, citing federal law forbidding coordination between campaigns and the separate super PACs."

    Good old Mittens the Psychopathic Lying Robot. All he has to do is publicly come out and say he doesn't like the ads, that he repudiates them and he wishes they would stop. None of that is illegal "coordination."

    January 13, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  16. conoclast

    See what you have created, Mr. Romney? You should have ordered even more super-PAC saturation bombing and killed Newt's little rebellion outright. Now, as in the words of Adm. Yamamoto, you 'have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve." Gingrich is back! That which doesn't kill him makes him stronger - stronger than you, Mitt!
    Now it comes down to the basic nitty-gritty of American politics: who has the most money.

    January 13, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  17. Intellectual FactChecker

    @guest99.... Sarcasm, yes?

    January 13, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  18. Paul1st

    Congress failed to take action after the Supreme Court decision unleashing virtually unlimited and untraceable campaign funding. This election has a whole new dynamic where shrill voices unrelated to the campaigns can overwhelm the messages authorized by each campaign. And this is just the start of the primary season! We ain't seen nothin' yet. So far, the negative ad campaigns are "friendly fire" among GOP candidates who are competing to get into the real match up with Obama.

    January 13, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  19. GrogInOhio

    "A lot of that can get you very angry," he said.

    Welcome to the post- United Citizens world of politics. A Republican decision comes back and bites them right in the hindparts. Oh, irony!!

    January 13, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  20. Palin: Like Coulter ... Minus the Manparts

    You mean to tell me Rudy made a statement without a noun, a verb and 9/11?!!!

    January 13, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  21. lsm

    Huh. I watched that interview and Guiliani came down hard on Newt as well for his vitriolic attacks on Bain. I think Gingrich is much scarier than Romney with his slick tongue.

    January 13, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  22. Lynda/Minnesota

    Romney's people relentlessly attacked Gingrich in Iowa and now Romney is whining that he is attacking back? Get the popcorn ready ... it's getting interesting again!

    January 13, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  23. Dave J

    These Republicans. They would sell their kids, their soul, let people starve, let people go without health care, just to make millions for themselves. The truth hurts and Newt is telling the truth. If Romney and heartless idiots like Guiliani can't stand the heat, they should get out. The American people needs to be told the truth.

    January 13, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  24. Woman In California

    What goes around comes around..... Willard can surely dish it out but he can't take it. This is politics not Sunday church services and I say Perry and Newt have EVERY right to counter attack hiim and I hope they do.

    January 13, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  25. Jack

    Let me clue all of you in who live in the hearland of this country about Rudy et al. Rudy was mayor of NYC (where I live) and he was the most abrasive, condescending, divisive mayor we ever had. His only claim to fame is he was mayor during the terrorist attacks. That's not an accomplishment. That's just fate and survival. Gingrcih is indeed his man. He also is abrasive and divisive and condescending just like Rudy. Two peas in a pod. Don't go near these toxic people.

    January 13, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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