November 28th, 2007
10:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Giuliani tagged with Yankees-Red Sox question

(CNN) - As was the first question of the night, the last question of the YouTube Republican Presidential debate went to Rudy Giuliani. The question brought up another well known rivalry.

In his YouTube Video, Chris Krul of Bonita Springs, Fla. asked, "Giuliani, can you explain why, you being a lifelong Yankees fan, that this year after the Yankees lost everything, you rooted for the Red Sox in the post season? Can you explain that position for me?"
The former mayor of New York explained that he was foremost an American League fan.

"I root for the American League team when they get into the World Series. I have done it for 50 years. I actually rooted for the Red Sox, I can't help it."

Giuliani did continue to add the Yankee's record with him as mayor.

"When I was mayor of New York City, the Yankees won four world championships...And since I have left being mayor of New York City, the Yankees have won none."

As seen throughout the night with Giuliani, Romney weighed in on this issue.

"87 long years we waited. 87 long years and true suffering Red Sox fans that my family and I are, we could not have been more happy than to see the Red Sox win the World Series except by being able to beat the Yankees when they were ahead three games to none.

- CNN's Jonathan Helman

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Max, Boston, MA

    Dear CNN,

    I watch news in hopes for information, not for pseudo-entertainment. Please resist future urges to allow (rather, encourage) cutesy fluff questions like these.

    November 28, 2007 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  2. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    When did Giuliani play for the Yankees? Giuliani rides on the blood and sweat of others like we're all stupid. I can fully understand why his children don't honor him, he dishonors them. Giuliani is a mismatch for the presidency just like he's a mismatch for his ex's. Giuliani needs to sweep around his own house and I don't mean the White House.

    November 29, 2007 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  3. Sam, Brookline, MA

    Romney, as a supposed true Red Sox fan, should know by heart that it was 86 and not 87 years.

    November 29, 2007 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  4. Dan, New York, NY

    If Mitt Romney is such a "suffering Red Sox fan," then he'd know that Boston actually waited 86, not 87, years for a World Series title.

    November 29, 2007 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  5. Steven Pollard, St. Louis MO

    I don't give a rat's booty what Rudy or Mitt think of baseball. What a wasted question. CNN stop trying to dumb-down something a SERIOUS as our Presidential Elections. Both Ruby and Mutt appeared ignorant. It's a wonder they can count to ten or tie their own shoes.

    NEITHER of them are capable of being a Commander in Chief.

    Both of them are nothing more than Political "Yes Men".

    America we're introuble.

    November 29, 2007 02:39 am at 2:39 am |
  6. Independent in IA

    YIKES!!!! Who gives a rat's behind which baseball team ANY candidate roots that is a REALLY pressing issue that the American public just can't live without knowing.

    November 29, 2007 04:40 am at 4:40 am |
  7. Dave Diamond, Mont Vernon, NH

    If I were running for president, my advisers would tell me not to, but I'd end all of my rallies with a rousing chant of "Yankees suck"

    Point is, he'll say anything to get elected. That's why this IS news.

    November 29, 2007 05:47 am at 5:47 am |
  8. Chris, Nebraska

    To Max from Boston...

    Waaaaah. Seriously, fluff questions like these allow these people to show different sides of themselves. Don't like it? Shut it off.

    November 29, 2007 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I agree with Max. Don't have these stupid non-relevant questions. What does liking one team over another have to do with running the country? Nothing! Please keep the questions relevant to the policies and decisions that a president needs to make.

    November 29, 2007 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  10. Edwin Claudio, Waterbury CT

    This was hilarious. I don't know much about Romney, but I know Guiliani was a huge fan. While I am a Yankee hater, I thought Guliani's response was humorous and see nothing wrong with Romney's responsse either. I actually thought as a Red Sox Fan, he went easy on Guiliani.

    Sometimes, it's good to show your just one of the guys.

    November 29, 2007 10:26 am at 10:26 am |

    5000 videos and this one had to be chosen????
    About as relevant as "diamonds or pearls"

    November 29, 2007 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  12. David, Gilbert Arizona

    This is the question CNN chooses to ask the republican candidates then has the audacity to assert the republicans are shying away from the top issues such as health care and education.

    Not one single question about health care was asked but CNN found it important enough to make time during the debate to ask Giuliani about the Red Sox.

    November 29, 2007 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  13. David, Belton, Texas

    This was a stupid question and CNN should be humiliated that they even wasted our time with it! We want to hear about issues not have time wasted with such absurd questions!

    November 29, 2007 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |