September 4, 2008

Rudy Giuliani 2008 Convention Speech VIDEO

Video of Rudy Giuliani's hate filled speech at the 2008 Republican Convention. This entire night of the convention was like a hate rally, so negative! It's hard to believe them when they say they want to reach across party lines, after performances like we saw tonight.

Rudy Giuliani 2008 Convention Speech VIDEO

Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani launched a scalding assault on Barack Obama on Wednesday, branding him the least experienced presidential candidate in 100 years.

The hero of September 11, 2001, rocked the Republican convention to the rafters as the party's vaunted attack machine awoke and tore into the Democrats in a bid to erase Obama's lead in the polls ahead of the November 4 election.

"He is the least experienced candidate for president of the United States in at least the last 100 years," said Giuliani, combining forensic prosecutorial skills with the bare knuckles of a political streetfighter.

"Not a personal attack, a statement of fact. Barack Obama has never led anything, nothing, nada."

Giuliani, who became an American hero after his role in stewarding his city through the September 11 attacks, also rode to the defense of under-fire Republican vice presidential pick Sarah Palin.

Democrats have argued that Palin's first elective office as the mayor of a small Alaska town is barely a blip on her resume, as she argues she has the requisite experience to serve a "heartbeat" away from the presidency.

But Giuliani gave the impression that as a former mayor himself, he was offended.

"I'm sorry that Barack Obama feels that her hometown isn't cosmopolitan enough," Giuliani said, sparking gales of laughter from the convention audience.

"I'm sorry, Barack, that it's not flashy enough," said Giuliani, plugging into a Republican attack narrative that the Democratic presidential nominee is an elitist and a "celebrity."

"Maybe they cling to religion there," he said, again bringing the house down, referencing an unguarded comment that Obama made at a fundraiser during the Democratic primary that some working class Americans bitter at their economic circumstances turn to gun ownership and religion.

Rudy Giuliani 2008 Convention Speech VIDEO

Posted at September 4, 2008 12:17 PM