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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    January 29, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  2. Tom

    This should tell you all you need to know about McCain.

    January 29, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  3. Mike

    OMG – the Juan McCain mantra has started already and it frightens the beegeebers out of me! If Juan McCain goes on to become the OLDEST nominee EVER for President…I will either be throwing my vote away entirely, by voting for an independent or I may jump on the Obama Band Wagon (…please break my fingers for typing that!) as an opportunity to produce some kind of change.

    God forbid McCain becomes the nominee…because I will not be voting for him based solely on his ridiculous stance on immigration…and nothing else wonderful about the man will change my opinion.

    Can you imagine a 71 year old man running against Obama????? McCain is dead on looks alone….Obama will just smile his way into the White House on a wing, a prayer and no substance. I can see McCain now in the debates….sucking on a bottle of Geritol and not water. OH PLEASE…..I can't take it anymore……

    Thoroughly disillusioned in Sheridan Oregon……

    January 29, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  4. Angela Wooten

    Dumb people should not be allowed to vote.

    January 29, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  5. confusedvoter

    McCain and Giuliani running together!? Heaven help us all!!!

    January 29, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  6. Beans

    Good for Rudy that he knows when to back out. Hint, hint...others in both parties should also follow suit. As far as endorsing anyone though....why? Why not let people decide for themselves? And hopefully they will do so.

    I cannot understand why people are endorsing someone who is beyond retirement age. Isn't he 72? I'm not a Chuck Norris fan, but he's right–McCain is too old to be prez. He'd be 77 when inaugurated and 77 by the end of his first term.

    Romney is much more qualified!

    January 29, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  7. Adam

    Wow one weirdo supporting another weirdo. No surprise here. How can anyone vote for McCain hes so ooooooooooooold? Honestly the man is over 70.

    January 29, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  8. M

    A vote for anyone besides Ron Paul is a wasted vote.

    January 29, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  9. John

    David, you are sooooooooooo right!
    "A McCain/Giuliani will make for a very strong republican ticket going into the general election. It will be very difficult for the Clinton machine to overcome. Both of these republicans will compliment each other very well."

    January 29, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  10. joe

    Doesn't matter - Clinton beat them all! Republicans can vote their hearts out - they're going down 🙂

    January 29, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  11. Rob

    You people are so off base with your Giuliani bashing. The man is a hero for his courage and leadership during the aftermath of 9/11 when we were all scared to death we were going to be attacked over and over. Compare that to how the gov and mayor of New Orleans responded to their disaster. Add the fact that he brought the mob down to its knees and cleaned up the streets of NYC. He had the best resume to be president, I hope he becomes VP because he's a guy who gets things done.

    January 29, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  12. Mary

    "an American" ~ you are worried about being disliked by the world? by whom – France? Don't worry about it. Open your eyes and look at the big picture.

    January 29, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  13. Walt Deet

    Great, the two most liberal Republicans EVER are teaming up! I guess Americans really are for AMNESTY after all! I can't believe the Republicans may actually elect Hillary Clinton by nominating Jose McCain! All she will have to do is play the "we will stay in Iraq for 100 years" clip and the Democrats win with the largest landslide EVER! She will see this as her mandate to raise taxes, and spend, spend, spend! McCain – "We went to Washington in '94 to change Washington, but Washington changed us." HAHAHAHA

    January 29, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  14. John

    Rob, Rob, Rob,

    "We want a change and not the same old clan back again in Washington."

    McCain ,albeit his name suggests otherwise, is NOT part of any clan. He has been an independent minded Republican, as ALL Republicans should be. He is the greatest umpire because he always calls it as HE sees it despite possibly being booed by the Republican Political Elite.

    Go John and Rudy 08, 12!!!

    January 29, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  15. Jim in E. Tn.

    Glad to see that FL. helped end Rudy and Mitts chances~!~! Only one true choice for V.P........................Mike Huchabee!!! The far right (True Christian Right)
    Which I am one, will only vote Mccain (Great man ... War Hero and man not afraid to buck the system) If he has a strong ( Values) V.P !!!!

    January 29, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  16. Rob

    How can you conservatives say you would vote for Hillary or Obama over Mccain? The number one priority of the next presidency is security. You would trust Obama and Hillary who would cut our military spending to the bone over John Mccain who supports the Iraq war and would be tough on terrorism. You would betray our brave soldiiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by letting Hillary and Obama pull our troops out before the missions is complete?

    January 29, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  17. D

    No way.
    If McCain gets the nod, then he should choose someone other than Giuliani.

    January 29, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  18. Who?

    What Ghouliani never, ever mentioned was the day BEFORE his favorite day.

    His poll numbers were in the dumps, and many of us New Yorkers came to see him as a snide, lisping bully. But 9/11 changed all that, and he gladly donned the mantle of 'America's Mayor'. Even Ms Nathan must be sick to death of those three little poisonous numbers by now.

    I don't care what he does now, but I'd prefer he stay out of NYC- he's not welcome here anymore.

    January 29, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  19. Jay Lowe

    Rudy really wants any boot licking job. Its great to see the pain begin for the Repulicans.Get used to counting the years.

    January 29, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  20. Archer

    What if McCain, at the youthful age of 71, happens to get ill or kick the bucket after he gets he nomination? I can't believe that no one is thinking about just how old this geazer is.

    January 29, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  21. Janet

    You can't get much more liberal than McCain/Giuliani. So regardless of whether or not Mitt or Mac win they can't beat Hiliary or Obama. The only real republican running is Ron Paul. Truth, freedom, prosperity. An intelligent statesman who understands the constitution and monetary policy. Wouldn't THAT be a nice change.

    January 29, 2008 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  22. Jerry

    Sean Hannity's favorite dropping out... I guess America is finally back on the right tracks.

    January 29, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  23. Jared C.- Korea

    Romney is still my man! He has the experience, leadership, and morals we need. If McCain is the nominee- my vote is for Obama.

    I need someone new to Washington who will mix it up, not same ol', same ol'.

    Romney- we support you overseas!

    January 29, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  24. Pixie, Murfreesboro, TN

    bwahah seeya later 9u11iani!

    I hope McCain gets the nomination. Firstly because he is the best of a bad bunch, and secondly, he's been beat so many times in presidential primaries, it would really warm my heart to see him win this one ^_^ Course, he'll be smashed by the democratic nominee, but still =)

    January 29, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  25. Jerry

    Clinton / Mccain Ticket is probably more accurate. They are two of a Kind, or Mccain and Kennedy is more of what I expect. At all cost , Mccain will run with his Real Party as Vp A DEMOCRAT.

    January 29, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
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