Tag Archives: Giuliani

Giuliani Still Looking To Get Elected

19 Nov

Former New York Mayor and punch-line-of-the-week Rudy Giuliani has decided that he won’t run for Governor in New York in 2010.  Instead, he’ll apparently run for the US Senate against Kirsten Gillibrand.

What makes this somewhat interesting is that, despite all his recent Palinist bluster, Giuliani is as much a New York Republican as, say, Dede Scozzafava.  (If he isn’t, then he’s just an inconsistent clown, which returns us to the punch-line-of-the-week.  My God, it’s all so cyclical).

Perhaps he can take a cue from his 2008 Presidential bid, and not campaign anywhere in the state except for the conservative-leaning, heavily populated Suffolk County.  Call it a “Suffolk Strategy“.  Also, Giuliani is excited to win the Senate and then quickly parlay that into another destined-to-fail Presidential run.  Look out, Florida!

Giuliani – Just Dumber

3 Sep

Listening to mocking laughter by the hall when Giuliani mentioned that Obama was a “community organizer” made me physically ill.

The Republicans believe that it’s wrong for government to step in to solve community problems.

And evidently, they believe that it’s wrong for ordinary people to try and help community problems.

Then he takes a dig at Obama’s “present” votes, which are explained here. Giuliani explains that as Mayor of New York, he couldn’t vote “present”.

No shit, asshole. You don’t vote as Mayor.

Then he goes on to say Obama never led people in crisis. Then what the f*ck was he doing as a community organizer? Disingenuous mouth-breather. Interesting, given McCain’s call to a “cause greater than one’s self”. That’s what Obama did. And they just mocked it.


UPDATE: Reax all over the place seem to echo my contemporaneous shock. Sullivan writes:

The one moment that stays with me tonight, oddly enough, was not Palin’s speech. It was a line from Giuliani, a New York mayor with a young second third wife and gay friends, mocking a “cosmopolitan” who was brought up by a single mother. It was that Barack Obama’s rise could “only happen in America.” And it was designed to mock him, the first African-American candidate for the presidency of the United States.

Rudy Giuliani – Professional Victim

18 Jun

The McCain campaign today let loose former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as its attack dog on the issue of terrorism and Obama’s alleged softness on it. Not only with Jimmy Carter’s name be bandied about, but expect the dead of 9/11 to be used as a hammer against Obama at every turn.

But aside from the accident of Giuliani being the mayor of the city hardest hit by 9/11, what foreign policy/counterterrorism credentials does Giuliani boast?

Senator Joe Biden says it beautifully:

“It’s no surprise that it takes a man with zero national security and foreign policy experience to defend the policies of John McCain and President Bush. The facts are that the policies President Bush has pursued and Senator McCain would continue have not made us safer. We’re bogged down in Iraq with no end in sight and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan — the people who actually attacked us on 9/11 — have regrouped and are plotting new attacks. In fact, terrorist attacks around the world have increased since 9-11.

“When it comes to Guantanamo detainees, Senator McCain has been all over the map. A year ago, he recognized that Guantanamo was a stain on this country and joined me in advocating that it be closed down and recommending that the detainees be sent to Fort Leavenworth — where there has never been a question that they would have Habeas Corpus rights. Now, Sen. McCain insists that Americans must choose between our values and our security. That’s exactly wrong. Our values reinforce our security. Our failure to live up to them has been Al Qaeda’s biggest recruiting tool.”

Edwards & Giuliani Out

30 Jan

Giuliani may have cleaned up New York, but he won’t be lending his special touch to the rest of the country. Probably not enough squeegee guys to rout from the sidewalks. Also, his 9/11 fixation wasn’t going to cut it in a race that’s becoming more about the economy than terror. Giuliani immediately endorsed current front-runner McCain.

Edwards is out, as well, but he has not endorsed anyone yet. Hillary responds here, and Obama responds here.

I’m not quite sure whose vote Edwards was splitting. It might have been even, for all I know. It will be extraordinarily interesting how an Edwards endorsement plays out over the next couple of days. I have a hunch that Obama will get a bit of a larger boost from Edwards’ supporters than Hillary. To my mind, Obama’s pitch to Edwards’ supporters was more persuasive than Clinton’s.

Also – if for nothing else but sheer entertainment value, read the New York Post’s endorsement of Barack Obama. (Seriously, was there ever a chance they’d endorse Clinton?)