January 29th, 2008
09:20 PM ET
13 years ago

Sources: Giuliani will endorse McCain

(CNN) - Rudy Giuliani will endorse John McCain Wednesday in California, two GOP sources familiar with the discussions told CNN Tuesday.

McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, had been in "ongoing discussions" with Rudy Giuliani's campaign about the former New York mayor ending his run and actively endorsing McCain's candidacy, according to a GOP official familiar with talks.

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    Hey, folks. Let's not ignore Mitt Romnney and his still-strong team, second highest number of delegates ( he had the most for 3 weeks, but CNN and the liberal press never acknowledged it.) Since McCain, and Guliani are so close to Hillary and Obama in philosophy( and friendship) , we need Mitt to help the country get a fresh start in Washington. Super Tuesday will be a better test of Mitt's, ( and McCain's) ,staying power. Money and organization count for a lot!!! Hillary is on CNN right now saying she will undo several Executive orders to liberalize parts of the Patriot act and "restore" freedoms and balances!!!Heaven help us.!!! We need a strong President like Mitt to "right the ship" in Washington, and get the economy going again. Go Mitt!!

    January 29, 2008 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  2. TJ

    Dear Republican Party,

    Sen. McCain is the noblest Republican in the field and the party should feel lucky to have him. People will vote for McCain despite immigration (who honestly thinks we can deport 12 million people?) and campaign finance (who cares other than the politicians?). He has the best chance to beat any either Clinton or Obama. He is a war hero and he appeals to independents. What more do you want? Do they honestly believe that conservatives will not show up to the polls or even worse vote liberal? Here's a tip for the you guys: Run a candidate that everyone likes and he'll probably win.


    Your Voice of Reason

    P.S. – Remember that state the won the 2000 election for you, well the "conservative base" there just elected the most "liberal" Republican in the field.

    January 29, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  3. L from Mi

    Wasn't John Cain considered a treasonist for giving the vietkong intel when he was held POW?

    January 29, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  4. Jared

    lol. i always laugh when republicans claim freedom of speech when it comes to finance reform. you guys are the same people who think that bong hits 4 jesus t-shirt is an outrage. no way the mack lets rudy sneak into washington, at least not as vp

    January 29, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  5. MARC

    McCain/guiliana vs clinton/hussien Go republicains..........

    January 29, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  6. J

    RON PAUL 08

    A vote for anyone else is a vote for globalism and a poor american dollar

    January 29, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  7. AnnaR

    I'm not sure how much wilder this can get. Guiliani endorsing McCain. And Huckabee a possibility for vice president???? MSM is setting us up for a huge democrat win with these canidates.

    January 29, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  8. Rafael Richmond Virginia

    McCaine / Giuliani 2008 Get ready Libarals cause we are going to pound you for the next 4 years. I hope it is McCain and Giuliani! Nothing would be better for America... God Bless them both...

    January 29, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  9. Jose Card - Independent

    Thanks for endorsing McCain!
    Also, thanks for making NYC livable again!

    January 29, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  10. Charlie

    Buh-bye, Rudy!

    January 29, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  11. Luke Michigan


    January 29, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  12. Fred McCoy

    A McCain Huckabee ticket would be a winner. McCahin gives you independents and neo-cons and Huckabee can garner social conservitives. The old time conserviatives will stay home but they haven't had anyone to be happy about since Pat Buchanan bolted in 2000. Ron Paul is the last bastion for us Jurasic Cons who still care about America first.

    January 29, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  13. Nicole, Indiana

    One loser endorses another loser – BFD!

    January 29, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  14. David

    McCain is unelectable - I HOPE!

    One winner-take-all primary by 4% and this thing is over? I think not.

    Despite CNN and other media outlets desires to decide the election for the people, (e.g. "McCain cements front runner status"), this thing is wide open.

    I think MITT ROMNEY can still come back as he really just needs to rip into
    McCain for being an utter phony who is unqualified to serve.

    I lost all respect for McCain the so-called "maverick" when he brought his
    whine to the GOP convention in 2004 solely to remain relevant. His
    complicity in keeping King George on the throne was shameful.

    He's not the anti-Christ, but he is the anti-Dobbs.

    Give us what we deserve:

    Obama v. Romney

    January 29, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  15. fyoung

    It is very interesting that everyone is jumping on McCain now. Romney is not even an option, the Democrats will use the flip flop card on him so easily it wont even be a race. We (republicans) should be most devoted to keeping the White House. Compromise is necessary to keep it and John McCain is that compromise. He will beat any Democratic candidate. I hope he picks Huckabee for his VP so there is appeal for the south and for northeast independents and republicans.

    January 29, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  16. chel

    "John McCain will win an overwhelming victory in general elections if Obama gets the Democratic nomination since many democrats will win for McCain and not for Obama! If Clinton gets the nomination, that would make a very interesting election that could swing either way!" ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND??? HAVE YOU PAID NO ATTENTION TO THE NUMBER OF DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN BACKERS OBAMA HAS? I DONT KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE IN THE COUNTRY-BUT IT SURE ISN'T NEAR ME. THERE IS AN ENORMUS REDPUB LICANS FOR OBAMA GROUP OUT THERE. HIS MOMENTUM IS HUGE IN MOST STATES AND DRAWING LOTS OF NEW PEOPLE EVERY DAY.

    January 29, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  17. amie

    I will not, under any circumstances, vote for John Mccain in the general election. this will be the first time I have not voted for the republican nominee. where is my party? I am a Romney supporter. But, if McVain is the nominee, I will vote 3rd party if possible. Hopefully Ron Paul runs as a third party candidate. I dont care for him. But I will vote against mccain. I find him disgusting. the hell with the gop

    January 29, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  18. Jeff

    So, what's Rudy going to do with the $47M he raised? He'll pocket a pretty profit for his half-hearted effort.

    January 29, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  19. Ram

    Sorry but Giulani had nothing other than the 9.11 under his belt. Even as a VP I am not sure if he'll be able to bring anything to the table, mainly economic growth and foriegn policy.

    January 29, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  20. Jose Card - Independent

    If Huckabee is McCain's V.P., I may reconsider my vote for McCain.
    A McCain/Romney or McCain/Rudy ticket would work for me.

    Huckabee has no place in the White House. He is a great minister with terrific music talent. I will vote for anybody but Hillary and Huckabee.

    Of all candidates, I admire Ron Paul the most. He is a reluctant candidate. He is running to serve the country and for nothing else.

    January 29, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  21. Howard

    rudy ran the worse campaign I have ever seen

    January 29, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  22. Roger from MA

    How is McCain more liberal than Mitt Romney, who supported abort ion, reckle ss spending, and sociali zed medicine when he was governer of MA? The man who was apat hetic towards the whole hom osexual marriage debate in that state?

    Can any of you "real conservat ives" explain that?

    January 29, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  23. ObamaBinLaden

    Look at all this hate for Giuliani. You guys talk like he's the one who flew the plane to the Twin towers. What a bunch of disgraceful people.

    January 29, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  24. Ram

    I think McCain and Romney will be a good pair for P/VP. McCain brings good vision on national security and immigration while Romney on economy.

    January 29, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  25. Nathan

    Whatever it takes to keep Romney out. That seems to be everyone's strategy. Well, if Romney doesn't stay in the race, there will be no true conservatives left.

    January 29, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
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