Rudy Giuliani Flaunts NYC Achievements in First NH Campaign Spot

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani has unleashed his first ad on New Hampshire, a $314,000 buy that will air on local stations for the upcoming five days.

Says Giuliani in the spot: “New York City is the 3rd or 4th largest government in the country. It’s one of the largest economies in the United States. They used to call it unmanageable, ungovernable. A large majority of New Yorkers wanted to leave and live somewhere else. It was a city that was in financial crisis. A city that was the crime capital of America. A city that was the welfare capital of America. A city that was in very, very difficult condition when I became the Mayor. By the time I left office, New York City was being proclaimed as the best example of conservative government in the country. We turned it into the safest large city in America. The welfare to work capital of America. And most importantly, the spirit of the people of the city had changed. Instead of being hopeless, the large majority of people had hope. So, I believe I’ve been tested in a way in which the American people can look to me. They’re not going to find perfection, but they’re going to find somebody who has dealt with crisis almost on a regular basis and has had results. And in many cases exceptional results. Results people thought weren’t possible. I’m Rudy Giuliani and I approve this message.”

The New York Times scores its accuracy: “While crime did drop sharply while Mr. Giuliani was mayor, there is considerable debate over how much credit he deserves. When he took office, his predecessor, Mayor David N. Dinkins, had already begun a $1 billion program to increase the ranks of police officers, and crime had begun to decline. During the Giuliani years, the crack cocaine epidemic was quieting down, and across the country, even cities with troubled police departments were seeing notable declines in crime.”

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  1. Derrick from Philly says

    Who is better to deal with this despicable Yankee? Clinton, Obama or Edwards? He disturbs me more than any of the red state Repbublicans running for president. I guess it’s his absolute dishonesty.

  2. Bill Perdue, RainbowRED says

    He doesn’t mention his real achievements.

    Soon after his election in 1993 Rudolph Giuliani, onetime DA, proved that he could persecute as well as prosecute. He launched a campaign against African Americans that differed from traditional KKK efforts only in that it was “legal’.
    The police were given the green light to go after blacks for any and all ‘offences’ perceived or real. The cops responded eagerly. The number of police shootings and murders skyrocketed under Giuliani. To make sure every one knew his racist credentials were impeccable he imperiously and illegally slashed the welfare rolls.

    When cops murdered young Haitian immigrant worker Patrick Dorismond Giuliani intervened to publically smear his character to cover the police shooters.

    New York’s citizenry were counting the days till he left office until 9-11 catapulted him into national prominence. Although he opposed necessary medical care for hundreds of volunteers who were injured helping clean up the mess he managed to make a fortune in speaker’s fees – he got $200,000 for one engagement – as he cynically exploited the vicious terror attack.

    Giuliani is in the driver’s seat of the GOP clown car. His position on torture is utterly chilling and bloodthirsty. Like Clinton he supports the oil piracy and the extension of the war into Iran and makes no apologies for the genocidal murder rate. Like most presidential candidates of both parties he’s pigheadedly opposed to samesex marriage. And like most Republicans and Democrats he supports the anti constitutional Paytriot Act, supports NAFTA, is opposed to Bush’s impeachment, supports union busting and doesn’t give a damn about the environment.

    Like Clinton he earns high marks from Pat Robertson and Rupert Murdoch. They both dance the twin party two step, except for them it one step left, allemande and four steps right. If either or both of them are candidates the election will give the left a excellent opening to educate large numbers of voters about the foolishness of supporting the twin party system and wasting their vote on their enemies. It’ll be fun.

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