November 19th, 2007
02:28 PM ET
15 years ago

Giuliani highlights leadership in new ad

Rudy Giuliani has released a new ad focused on his time as mayor of New York City.

NEW YORK (CNN) – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani released a new campaign ad Monday touting himself as the best leader and most “tested” of the candidates hoping to win the race to the White House.

“I’ve been tested in a way in which the American people can look to me,” Giuliani says in the ad. “They’re not going to find perfection, but they’re going to find somebody who has dealt with crisis almost on a regular basis and has had results. And in many cases, exceptional results.”

In the ad, Giuliani promotes his resume, pointing out that he served as a U.S. Attorney and as an official in the Justice Department. Although he doesn’t mention 9/11 directly, the GOP presidential hopeful highlights that he was the mayor of New York during a “time of crisis.”

The ad will run in New Hampshire and Boston starting Monday.

- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: New Hampshire • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. William

    Watch out for Mike Huckabee – he's gaining!

    November 20, 2007 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
  2. William

    Mike Huckabee has more executive leadership experience than Guiliani or any other Republican, and also more than Hilary or any other Democrat.

    November 20, 2007 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  3. Kate, Aurora CO

    The sheer audacity of this man to ride the backs of those who truly were heros that day. This man did nothing out of the ordinary. He did what any other elected official would have done that day. I didn't see him racing into eithe building, I didn't see him manning the 9-11 calls...he stood and watched like the rest of the city in fear and uncertainty. Now he uses that same tragic event to bolster his political image and gain personal profit from his speaking tours and books. Absolutely sickening and disgraceful.

    November 20, 2007 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  4. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Our new president looks good.

    I like his moderate stance – social liberal and fiscal conservative.

    I like the fact that the police and firefighters (unions) in NYC don't like him (meaning he doesn't pander to unions like the Democrats....ask Detroit about how unions wrecked the auo industry there...)

    We need a moderate....and Giuliani is the only one for any of the other are voting for right wing candidates (except Ron Paul who is a Libertarian) – and any of the Democrats – who are all left wing (except Clinton who is a Saul Alinsky Marxist) – its time to look to the center....and theres only one running there...make the right choice

    November 20, 2007 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  5. Chris, Pensacola FL

    I'm a Libertarian. It even sounds cool.

    November 20, 2007 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  6. Anony Mousee

    He might become more appealing if he quit harping on his walk abouts during 9/11. OK, he was there, so was one of my cousins who died in the towers, we get it.

    He needs to focus less on "I was there, and can guide us in a crisis", and start talking about what he can do as president the other 99.999 percent of the time we do not have a crisis going on.

    November 22, 2007 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  7. J. Dean Juno Beach, FL

    Remember the day Pat Robertson endorsed Ridy Giuliani ? What a pair of hyprocrites. Hmm, something is cooking man. By the way what happened to Pat's christian values ? Is pat endorsing abortion ?
    Rudy Giuliani never dealt with crisis. He indeed created the crisis while he was the mayor and currently Giuliani is the crisis.
    Few of the Rudy Giuliani's crisis:
    With his extended families, which one ?
    With his ex-wives.
    With his children.
    With the NYPD.
    With the NYFF.
    With the Black Community.
    With his ex-police chief.
    With the survivor families of 9/11 victims.
    With the Catholic Church.
    With the Italian brothers.
    What an excellent and perfect resume for a Republican presidential candidate hey !
    After J. McCain Giuliani will be the next candidate to go home to resolve his pending crisis.
    A friendly advice to the so called Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani: Man you made so much money, just stay home and enjoy family life, hey. You know nothing about politics.
    With had anough crisis with disaster George Bush. A second choice, may be, why don't you retire with Gorgie, hey.

    November 22, 2007 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  8. susan wesley, merr, IN

    Rudy Giuliani was a failure when 9/11 hit his city. He failed to get the firemens walkie talkies fixed and they could not hear the orders to leave the area. He is a failure at being a mayor and he is going to be a failure to getting the presidency.

    November 27, 2007 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
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