June 5th, 2007
11:00 PM ET
11 years ago

Giuliani campaign's post-debate statement

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's campaign released a statement after Tuesday's Republican presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire:

"Tonight, Rudy Giuliani once again demonstrated why he should be the next President of the United States. Whether it's staying on offense in the terrorists' war against us, securing our nation's borders or keeping our economy strong, Rudy knows what it takes to make government accountable and efficient. He is the strong, optimistic and proven leader our country needs during these challenging times."

Filed under: Race to '08 • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. bret, atl, GA

    Strong (so long as someone else is doing the dying)

    Optimistic (so long as pesky reality doesn't get in the way of fantasy)

    Proven leader (100% willing to capitalize on any given amount of suffering of others for personal gain)

    I guess that is the traditional criteria for president. what sad times these are... this is how the world ends, with a whimper.

    June 5, 2007 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  2. Josh, Milford, DE

    His Campaign Statement has atleast one thing dead on correct. He is an offensive person. : )

    June 5, 2007 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  3. Paul, Boone NC

    Giuliani would be a horrible, horrible president. I pray to God that the 08 election does not come down to Giuliani and Hillary.

    June 5, 2007 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  4. bill seaberry, aberdeen, wa

    I'm sure the families of fire fighters and first responders whose remains were allowed by Guliani to be put into concrete to fill potholes, feel differently.

    Guliani is not a 911 hero, he took advantage of the tragedy. He has been caught lying about prior knowledge to the buildings collapsing. He is purely evil and should be tried for treason not promoted to president of the USA

    June 5, 2007 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  5. jeff syracuse,ny

    if you think a military police state is a good thing,and if you want to destory this country, then you should support rudy
    war is peace

    June 5, 2007 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  6. Michael Rouse, Jacksonville, Oregon

    He is the strong, optimistic and proven leader our country needs during these challenging times.

    My fear is that his election would make times even more challenging.

    June 5, 2007 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  7. R. Mariaca, FL

    Mr. Giuliani did not make his case for me. The only thing he does is to be a war fascist. We had 4 years of that type of presidency already. In 1933 Germany elected a leader very similar to your candidate with grave results to the whole world. If he wants to make government accountable he should not even think of pardoning Mr. Libby. An accountable government is represented by separation of powers and respect to the constitution. Your candidate will not stop at anything to usurp power as it was done in 2000.

    June 5, 2007 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  8. John Dalton, New York, NY

    Rudy looked sickly on stage tonight. He needs some makeup or something. Rudy offers a well-rehearsed feel good "us against them" mantra but unfortunately he rarely if ever answers the questions. We can do better.

    June 5, 2007 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  9. Bill, Petoskey, MI

    Google Giuliani & Co. (Rudy's own company) and see that he has what it takes to become president. His client list is very interesting...foreign companies with interest in American projects, News Corp (Fox News' parent company), and also his $50M in earnings off 9/11 speeches and the like...just what we need in the White House.

    June 5, 2007 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  10. Charles Pete, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Mr.Guliani is a tyrant. He wants power and control. He supports more Big Brother Government. He has bad taste. He can not even manage his own personal affairs, how can he manage a nations?

    He's a disgrace to the Republican party.

    June 5, 2007 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  11. Michael, Chicago, Illinois

    I agree with the last poster...Giuliani is an idiot. If I hear one more time "offense versus defense", I think I will regurgitate. His answers are not substantive. They are slogans.

    Problem isnt Giuliani. It's the American public. We have gotten to a point where we respond only to slogans. There is no debate. There is no tolerance for alternate views. Its red vs blue, and this is what Giuliani caters to.

    June 6, 2007 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  12. Ryan C., Austin, TX

    All I saw was why he shouldn't be President.

    He sure does love databases, centralized planning, and the like.

    June 6, 2007 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  13. David New York City, New York

    A lot of "scare America" tactics but no substance. All the Democrats have to do is put up a poster of Rudy with his former police commissioner, Bernard Kerick. His performance on 9/11 was not anything extrodianary. Any mayor would have held news conferences. Ask the firefighters and their families what they think of Rudy.
    Not much!

    June 6, 2007 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  14. Mike, Nevada City, CA


    Fear and Terror! Fear and Terror! This same kind of propaganda the Brownshirts used in the 1930's.

    Go back home to the cave you crawled out of Rudy! We don't need fearmongers like you.

    June 6, 2007 02:14 am at 2:14 am |
  15. Markus Kaufmann, Los Angeles, CA

    After listening to him, it is clear, Giuliani will turn the US into a gigantic prison, because civil liberties will be scarified more and more under his administration, wars will be started all over the world by the US under Guiliani, stay away from warlord Guiliani.

    June 6, 2007 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
  16. Bryan, Houston, TX

    I'm interested in freedom, not someone elses version of "security" or "prosperity" – so my vote elsewhere.

    June 6, 2007 03:24 am at 3:24 am |
  17. Jason, snellville, GA

    CNN gave this guy "FACE TIME" over and over, when Mccain was speaking they shifting Mccain to the edge of the screen and centered on Rudy SEVERAL times. It was pathetic.

    Americans aren't fooled and we DON'T want Rudy.

    June 6, 2007 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  18. Alex, Oakland, CA

    Why is Giuliani considered the tough on terror candidate?

    Just months after 9/11, the people of NYC happily replaced Giuliani with Bloomberg. Bloomberg had to clean up all of RG’s messes, and if we must have a NYC Republican in this race, it should be him.

    Draft Bloomberg ‘08

    June 6, 2007 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  19. George

    How come only the Giuliani's campaign's comment is posted? Media bias?

    June 6, 2007 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  20. Steven Terrell, Sr. Knoxville, Iowa

    Rudy you lied!!! Bald faced lied! You said that you were for upholding the law.....I heard you and have you on tape saying so. YOU LIED!

    "Immigration politics have similarly harmed New York. Former mayor Rudolph Giuliani sued all the way up to the Supreme Court to defend the city’s sanctuary policy against a 1996 federal law decreeing that cities could not prohibit their employees from cooperating with the INS. Oh yeah? said Giuliani; just watch me. The INS, he claimed, with what turned out to be grotesque irony, only aims to “terrorize people.” Though he lost in court, he remained defiant to the end. On September 5, 2001, his handpicked charter-revision committee ruled that New York could still require that its employees keep immigration information confidential to preserve trust between immigrants and government. Six days later, several visa-overstayers participated in the most devastating attack on the city and the country in history."

    I'll bet it's not the only thing you lied about tonight! If we were stupid enough to elect you President, you would open the flood gates to all the illegal aliens, you are PRO AMNESTY YOU LIAR!!!

    "In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...

    There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

    –Theodore Roosevelt, 1919

    June 6, 2007 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  21. Robert Cerminaro Belmont Bay, VA.

    No cross – dresser will ever get my Vote to be Commander N' Chief of the United States of America! Sorry Rudy!

    Also, what kind of Nonsense is this, when Guliani states that we're Safer because our troops are in Iraq?

    Thats an insult to the Intelligence of the 'American People'! We're not going to stand for those Fear tactics any longer!

    Listen to 'Ron Paul', Rudy! You may actually learn whats really going on in the world!

    June 6, 2007 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  22. Layne Buck, Overland Park, Kansas

    We should not use our military as nation buiders! I am sick of the lack of respect for the Constitution by those who are running to "protect" it. We do not need or want a police state.

    June 6, 2007 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |