September 19th, 2007
01:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Former Thatcher advisers support Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani was in London on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani picked up endorsements from two of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's advisers on a brief campaign swing to London Wednesday.

Robert Conquest and Dr. Nile Gardiner, advisers to “The Iron Lady” during her tenure at 10 Downing Street, will become foreign policy consultants to Giuliani.

“Mayor Giuliani is a proven leader with a clear vision for keeping America safe, and offers the kind of strong leadership that the United States needs to win the terrorists’ war on us,” Gardiner said in a statement. “In my time working with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, I observed how her strong principles governed her decision-making. Rudy Giuliani is a leader in her mold.”

While traveling in London on Wednesday, Giuliani is meeting with former prime ministers Thatcher and Blair, as well as the current prime minister, Gordon Brown. He will also deliver the inaugural Margaret Thatcher Atlantic Bridge lecture.

–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

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  1. dawn -- Gaithersburg, MD.


    Socially liberal and fiscally conservative sounds exactly like the Clintons. In the 90s, President Clinton balanced the budget, created a surplus, prevented the Supreme Court from being overrun by conservatives, and pretty much left our civil rights alone (we still had habeas back then, for example). I have absolutely NO reason to believe that Sen. Clinton would abandon those principles were she elected president and EVERY reason to believe she would not. I assume you have excellent arguments to the contrary. Please let us read them.

    September 19, 2007 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  2. Joe, Florida

    Apparently Rudy thinks that by going overseas and meeting with foreign leaders will make him look presidential and persuade us to vote for him.

    Anybody can go meet a foreign leader Rudy, you are not an exception. And no, you don't look presidential enough if that's what you wanted us to see you as.

    September 20, 2007 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  3. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Dawn –
    I would suggest alittle reading on the makeup of the Clinton administration. The senate and the house were Republican controlled. Clinton was always knows to take the position of the last person in his office...a forced moderate – do you really want a socialist left winger like Hillary with a Democrat controlled senate and congress? Watch CSPAN sometime...and see how they "save" 10 million in one program...only to toss it into yet another entitlement program – we need a fiscal conservative...without all the right wing ties that come with it....and thats Rudy...a moderate

    September 20, 2007 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  4. Pickles, Monaca, PA

    What an endorsement! Margaret Thatcher did for England what Ronald Reagan did for America: Let manufacturing jobs disappear and cut the earning potential of blue-collar workers in half. Will Guiliani be the next Ronald Reagan and truly make America a "service economy" where we are all flipping hamburgers and working in retail for minimum wage?

    September 20, 2007 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  5. Steve, Steele, Mo

    Foreigners endorsing our candidates!!!!!!!!Please. Who cares what they think?!

    September 20, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
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