Giuliani and Romney to team up
Then-Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani shake hands during the CNN-YouTube Presidential Debate on November 28, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
April 30th, 2012
09:03 AM ET
11 years ago

Giuliani and Romney to team up

(CNN) – Rudy Giuliani will appear at an event with Mitt Romney on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the assault on Osama bin Laden, a campaign aide confirmed to CNN.

The death of the former al Qaeda leader is currently a political talking point between the campaigns of the former Massachusetts governor and President Barack Obama, with both sides attempting to capitalize on the one-year anniversary.

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Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, announced his support of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee last week after voicing support for Newt Gingrich and criticizing Romney earlier in the 2012 election cycle.

Romney and Giuliani ran against each other in the 2008 GOP primary, during which Giuliani's leadership surrounding the events of 9/11 took center stage.

Tuesday's impending event will be the first public meeting of the two Republicans.

- CNN's Kevin Bohn and Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Joan

    Correction. My comment about the Rove "smear and fear" campaign should have been 2004 not 2008. Sorry abut that.

    April 30, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |

    If Bush would have killed OBL, we would have been reminded of it constantly. Remember how prematurely he claimed "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq? But you know how the saying goes: IOKIYAR

    April 30, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  3. Independant Texan

    What a pair- What a pair !!!!! Not for me; No way Hosey

    April 30, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  4. Four and The Door

    Rudy NYC
    ... Following the raid, Republicans and conservatives alike were chastising Pres. Obama for taking the action..
    And you are exactly wrong here. Republicans, conservatives and everyone else including myself were quick to congratulate the Administration for this accomplishment. And I will not stand in the way of Obama making this the centerpiece of his 2012 reelection campaign. Front and center for as much as he can milk out of it.

    April 30, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Pres. Bush rode capturing Saddam Hussein for all it was worth, and more than it was worth. "Mission Accomplished"

    April 30, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    NOT the smartest thing Romney has done lately....

    Got to give him credit for his hapless efforts though. When folks say Mitt's out of touch with reality, they know what they're talking about.

    He has only himself to blame.

    April 30, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  7. BostonianNThe WoodlandsTx

    Four and The Door

    I love how they're helping the Obama campaign by reminding us who got Bin Laden...
    Seal Team 6? Do they get any credit even though it's 2012, unemployment is still above 8% and national debt is $16 trillion?


    Four.....COOL STORY BRO.

    Perhaps the President should have landed on an aircraft carrier in a flight suit. That way he'd be SURE to get the credit right ?

    RIGHT ?

    Gotta love the GOP and their posters. Do as I SAY not as I DO.

    April 30, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  8. ED FL

    Before Romney gets too Buddy Buddy with Guilliani he might check out his past as Mayor of New York.His wife kicked him out because he was bringing home Girl friends to the mansion while his kids were living there. He has a Questionable lifestlye that associates him with questionable people.Getting kicked out of the Mayors mansion while still Mayor puts him in a class all by himself. He lives a non mormon type of life!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  9. Four and The Door

    BostonianNThe WoodlandsTx
    Perhaps the President should have landed on an aircraft carrier in a flight suit. That way he'd be SURE to get the credit right ?
    Obama wouldn't even know how to get into a flight suit or any other military uniform for that matter, let alone fly a fighter jet.

    April 30, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
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