January 10th, 2008
11:00 AM ET
10 years ago

Giuliani takes aim at media coverage in new ad

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican Rudy Giuliani takes aim at the media coverage of the presidential election in a new ad out Thursday.

“With pundits and politicos handicapping the campaign like the Super Bowl, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s at stake," an announcer says in the 30-second spot set air on Florida media markets.

"An economy in peril. A country at war. A future uncertain. The media loves process. Talking heads love chatter. But Florida has a chance to turn down the noise, and show the world that leadership is what really matters," the announcer continues.

Giuliani's campaign decided to largely bypass early voting states Iowa and New Hampshire, and instead target delegate-rich Florida, which votes January 29 - a move that has received some critical coverage.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Florida • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Ben

    My son is young and I am old. Why does every one think only the young people and independents will vote for Obama.. I am really tired of all this racial talk. A man is a man not some thing you put a lable on because of his skin. Obama is a good man. He is not blue or red or green or black. He is a man , and I believe he is very good man.

    January 10, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  2. EB Rideout, Georgia

    This guy's campaign will crash and burn before it even gets out of the hangar......................

    and to answer Darth's question above, n911o

    January 10, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  3. william walsh col ohio


    January 10, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  4. Schnarfe

    @ Mario: Congratulations! Your argumentative skills are top-notch! Hence your need to use clever, creative, and original insults like "democrap." Apparently whoever it was you were talking to, can not think for themselves. Few people have Mario's great intelligence, wit, or intellect. And what elegant spelling and grammar! n mater? Did you mean to say "no matter"? I have never seen anyone use an exclamation point for a question mark. Where did you attend college? Harvard? Yale? Princeton? Brown? Cornell?

    In all seriousness, thank you for advertising that you live on planet fantasy! The Republicans will win "n mater" what? That could not be further from the truth! Now if you spelled no matter correctly and substituted "win" with "lose" then I would grant you credence. It is sad to see that there is anyone in America delusional enough to believe any Republican (with the possible exception of Ron Paul) is capable of winning, let alone Mitt Kerry. Mitt Romney will never be president!

    I see you support Mr. Second Place. Romney has been placing in second in every state (except Wyoming, where only 10 people voted), and as he is in second place in the nominations, he will place second in the election. Mittens will likely win the nomination, but he will certainly lose the White House. After all, not long ago a flip-flopping billionaire from New England lost the election. What makes team Romney think things will turn out any differently this time around? Last time the flip-flopping billionaire from New England had the advantages that he was running against an unpopular president and was a Catholic, as opposed to a non-mainstream faith. But he still lost! What makes you think a flip-flopping billionaire from New England, who happens to be a devout Mormon and is running in the same party of said unpopular president who beat a New England billionaire flip-flopper, will win?

    But it figures. The above poster's intelligence (or rather, lack thereof) is indicative of a Romney fan.

    A list of people who will NOT be POTUS...ever: Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, Alan Keyes

    A list of people who will: Ron Paul or a Democrat

    Remember, a vote for Mittens is a vote for Clinton or Obama.

    January 10, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  5. Erik

    Sorry Rudy, we have a free media that covers what they want. People like the horse race aspect of the campaign, and right now you are suffering. Also, skipping out on the 'unimportant states' shows your urban elitism.. Either that, or you hope to go around to the major cities and talk about how 9/11 could happen anywhere and you know because you were mayor when it happened which makes you an expert.

    Second, the importance of Iowa and New Hampshire is well documented. Its a small testing ground and has built momentum for many years. You people need to go back and take US Government again in high school! Of course it is important, look at Huckabee's numbers! Rudy dug a hole and will never recover.

    January 10, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  6. Danielle

    How about you think about making an educated judgement. Rudy is not going to get the republican vote, it is that simple. He has no proof of strength. America needs a strong leader now more than ever and the only thing Rudy has to talk about is common politics and the part he played in 9/11.. Anyone who claims Rudy does not speak of this almost everytime he talks is not listening. If Rudy went into office it would be like putting Bush back into office which would obviously be a mistake. This man cannot even keep his family together, how is he supposed to run this country in a time of serious need. He is not trustworthy.

    January 10, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  7. lakeside, Eaton, OH

    Duh! Todd C.

    You proved your IQ TWICE in one sentence as in "BTW I'm a Republican and I'm supporting Barack (Hussein) Obama".

    January 11, 2008 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
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