June 5th, 2007
11:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney spins Giuliani joke

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - It may have lacked the electricity of the lightning strike during the debate, but Mitt Romney had his own illuminating moment at a post-debate rally.

Romney was addressing supporters at his Manchester campaign headquarters in a dimly lit room when bright lights suddenly came on. Romney told the crowd, "Rudy Giuliani must be around here somewhere."

Earlier during the debate, while responding to a question on abortion, a lightning strike briefly cut off Giuliani's microphone. Giuliani said, “For someone who went to parochial schools all his life, this is a frightening thing that’s happening right now.”

Romney spent about 20 minutes shaking hands and posing for pictures with campaign workers and supporters.

–CNN Political Desk Managing Editor Steve Brusk

Filed under: Mitt Romney • Race to '08 • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Jose, Sacramento California

    Hey white Americans, better learn to speak Spanish! We're takin over!

    June 5, 2007 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  2. Lori Magno: Boston, MA

    And this post is worthy of CNN.com bandwidth why? Where is the news and analysis?

    There are plenty of glib "insider" peeks at the charming quotient of each of the candidates on their own websites. We need the news outlets to compare and contrast the real issues before the country: healthcare, education access, employment, the war without end and ethics.

    Stop the fluff – the country needs you to pay attention!

    June 6, 2007 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  3. Eric, Chicago, Il

    Doesn't sound like much content in this post. Romney spins a relatively benign Giuliani joke about a lightning strike. Big deal. The news media has an obligation to sift through information to determine whether it is worthy for publication or not, and this clearly wasn't a newsworthy post.

    June 6, 2007 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  4. Max Vowel II, Edmond, OK

    Well, this is a nice humorous break from all the serious stuff...

    June 6, 2007 04:50 am at 4:50 am |
  5. GS, Charlotte NC

    Funny? Maybe, but if you wanted to discuss Romney's memorable quotes that night his best was when Blitzer tried to get him to denounce McCain after McCain disparaged him in Florida to a crowd. Romney replied warmly (speaking of McCain): "He's my friend." If you want to talk about effectively diffusing a loaded question, that's how you do it.

    June 6, 2007 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  6. Tony, Angier N.C.

    Mitt Romney, I must say that I have never heard of you until this election. But at the debate last nite in New Hampshire, you impressed me. John McCain and you are in disagreement about the immagration issue. And I stand with you on that and not McCain. Last nite you were pretty much blasted by McCain on this issue. And your response was that he was your friend and you did not retaliate like other people would and have in the past. I commend you on that. As a matter of fact when you said those words, I said outloud that you were the man of the hour for that.

    June 6, 2007 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  7. Jason, snellville, GA

    The joke is Rudy.

    Rudy= Gun Grabber Liberal posing as a Republican.

    June 6, 2007 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  8. Demosthenes, Charlotte NC

    Sure this was funny, but the Romney quote of the night is his response to Blitzer. When asked by Wolf Blitzer to comment on McCain's disparaging comments about Romney in Florida Romney said (speaking about McCain) "he's my friend." Now that is something that voters should remember more than the quick wit taken from a Giuliani joke.

    June 6, 2007 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. Javier, McAllen, TX

    Wow Jose – you sure are cool. You aren't helping us, man.

    June 6, 2007 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  10. Allison, Petaluma, California

    One thing is for sure...the Romney family is one good looking family! All the women look like models on the cover of Vogue and all the men are as clean cut as they can get!

    June 7, 2007 01:28 am at 1:28 am |