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Ad-Rageous: Giuliani's Religious Credentials?

Ad-Rageous: Giuliani's Religious Credentials?

In a recent Florida flyer, Giuliani's campaign takes a break from discussing his 9/11 record, to tout his religious credentials. The NY Daily News featured the ad and asked New Yorkers: "Do You Recognize This Man?" The flyer points out that Giuliani:

  • Fought on the front lines of the culture wars and won: He cleaned up Times Square, driving out prostitutes and pornography, making it safe for families.

  • Pioneered initiatives that increased adoptions by 113 %, while the number of abortions in New York City fell faster than the national average.
  • Fought to stop the use of public funds for the desecration of religious symbols and values.

This is a bold angle for Giuliani, who has a socially liberal record and a few marriages to his name. Just in case the religious appeal doesn't work, America's Mayor also released a television ad in Florida, which claims that while the world wavered on 9/11, he never did. To check out that video,

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Pixie462 Pixie462 8 years
This guy's just reaching now. He also wants to stop Mexican immigration but a tv ad ran in Florida is in Spanish and in the end he comes on and says, "I'm Rudy Giuliani and I support this ad." In Spanish. Talk about double standards. No hope. Yes, he cleaned up NYC, but he is a corrupt politician, and nobody liked him. He ripped off the citizens especially public and law enforcement workers and minorities. Then 9-11 comes and he's a hero. He did what he had to do and that was that. He's no hero in my book. Kinda like a funeral - some guy can be a jerk his whole life then he dies and at the wake/funeral all you hear is, "He was so good." Anyways, his approval rate is so low he doesn't have a chance so I really don't think we'll be seeing Rudy in the White House any time soon.
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 8 years
I didn't watch or read the ad, but how many times did it mention 9-11? He is totally guilty of exploiting 9-11, it's sickening really.
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 8 years
I guess it was God's voice that told him to cheat on his wife/wives, and to get divorced, everytime.
misogi misogi 8 years
I live in Miami, and even though I'm not voting in the primary (I'm turning 18 three weeks too late, and I'm an Independent) I'm willing to put money on the fact that Giuliani isn't going to win this state. It'll seriously blow my mind if he does.
blondie01 blondie01 8 years
I really like Rudy and I hope he does well in Florida. That being said, It's frusterating how planned and fixed this ad is just to gain more religious/conservative supporters. Do politicians think we're stupid?...And the worst part is that people fall for these ploys countless times.
JovianSkies JovianSkies 8 years
I don't see why anyone has to know about the religious viewpoints of any candidate, just like I don't understand why anyone has to know about their sexual preferences. What I want to know is what they plan for this country!
MFOX4 MFOX4 8 years
This brochure/ad is targeted to a specific audience. Every politician does it--emphasizing certain issues and positions when speaking to particular groups. Fundamentally, one has to ask: are the statements made in the ad/brochure true of this candidate or not? Also, those who think that a Republican or a Democrat is only of one particular persuasion on any given issue is certainly not involved in a real life political body. Each person has the right to decide which party he or she belongs to. Those who think they can assign political persuasions are supremely arrogant. Those people could never win an election if they think they can win with only votes from people who agree with them 100% on every issue. Every candidate for president has to reach out to a broad base of voters, gathering not just his or her own party members, but also independents and some members of the "other" party.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 8 years
i just read an article a few days ago, i think on msnbc.com, about what a huge jerk he was while mayor of New York, prior to 9/11. it sounded like there were way too many corroborating stories of his bad behavior. so now he's a big Christian, huh? I am not sure I believe that.
geebers geebers 8 years
<> Yes exactly em1282. I hate hate hate the religion angle. I am not religious but I deserve the same respect and a candidate that uses his religious beliefs to run this nation is a huge affront to the diversity we have in this country.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Ugh. Let's keep going with the whole "separation of church and state" deal. It's a good idea. The last thing I need to read about in my church bulletin is a candidate endorsement.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
lol well he's trying to appeal to conservatives not working but he's trying
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 8 years
:OY:
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
Veekore so true about making up their minds.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
I'm a Republican that lives in FL and I am NOT voting for him. No one I know is...
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
Religious now, huh? Obviously, he's got the votes of the large population of ex-New Yorker Republicans in South Florida. I think this is a desperate attempt to get the vote of the rest of the state. If he expects to win the electoral votes, he can't continue to expect Floridians to be complete morons. Giuliani is the one Republican that has the biggest reputation for having socially liberal viewpoints. I think he's wasting his time with this religious angle. But we'll see.
Veekore Veekore 8 years
Sounds like he's getting more conservative to counter Huckabee's fleeting popularity in the Iowa primary. I wish the Republicans (ie Romney and Guiliani) would decide whether they're democrats or republicans already with their mixed records!
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