October 15th, 2007
03:15 PM ET
15 years ago

When Mars attacks, Giuliani's ready

Watch Giuliani field a unique question at a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire Sunday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani often stresses his ability to protect America from terrorist threats, but what about from enemies beyond this planet?

Campaigning in Exeter, New Hampshire Sunday, the New York Republican was asked by a young questioner what he would do if aliens attacked the United States, according to the Associated Press.

"Of all the things that can happen in this world, we'll be prepared for that. Yes we will," Giuliani said, noting that he had never fielded a question about potential attacks from outer space before.

"We'll be prepared for anything that happens," he added.

Giuliani spent most of Sunday campaigning in the Granite State, the same day a new poll indicated he narrowly trails rival Mitt Romney there.

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Filed under: New Hampshire • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. joseph, austin, TX

    you libs crack me up. thank you for giving such great comments.

    October 15, 2007 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  2. matt, philly, pa

    PEOPLE, for the love of all that is good...DID YOU WATCH THE VIDEO or do you type first and ask questions later? And we wonder why there's "gotcha" politics in this country. People can't be bothered to educate themselves beyond the headlines.

    The question came from a CHILD! A C-H-I-L-D.

    I can only imagine the parenting skills of some of the respondents on here. You people need to get a grip, seriously.

    October 15, 2007 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  3. laurinda,ny

    Actually, Rudy is running because he thought he did a great job as mayor. The only reason he got to be mayor was because he was the prosecutor in the Howard Beach melee. So how that makes him presidental material is beyond me.

    October 15, 2007 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  4. Hilary, Rochester NY

    What was he supposed to say? "No, we'd definitely get creamed by Martian invaders"?

    Let us not forget that going to Mars was high up on President Bush's list of priorities in 2004–he nearly put it into that year's State of the Union address. Radio talk show commentary on Bush's man-on-Mars plan may well reach Mars sometime during the next president's second term, prompting an attack.

    I'm sorry–I know we're supposed to be scared of attacks–but that would be the coolest thing ever.

    October 15, 2007 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  5. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    The question (from this young biy) is idiotic (thus understandable), but the answer (from this old presidential candidate) is also idotic (thus NOT UNDERSTANDABLE).

    October 16, 2007 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  6. Bubba, Swainsboro GA

    Got a plan for when the Chinese put a military base on the moon? Besides instant surrender, I mean?

    October 16, 2007 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  7. RightyTighty

    People, use the internet and watch PBS. Don't waste your time with this junk news.– JunkNews

    PBS? CNN's cousin, bias TV for the masses??

    October 16, 2007 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  8. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    I would think many watched the Video..
    I also think an iane response from from a Sub Qualified Candidate begets inane comments! Kinda like Tit for Tat you know.

    October 16, 2007 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  9. Russell D Austin TX

    Nice Evasive answer. Maybe Rudy should hide in a bunker at Area 51 and prey that the Pleadians will intervine on the behalf of the Republican Party.

    "We Are Prepared".

    What a JOKE!

    October 19, 2007 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
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