I thoroughly enjoyed Rudy Giuliani's speech at the Republican National Convention! A few of the highlights:
Rudy taking a jab at the media and Hollywood: "We, the people, the citizens of the United States, get to decide our next president, not the left-wing media, not Hollywood celebrities, not anyone else but the people of America."
Rudy, after going through John McCain's impressive resume, compares it to Obama's: "...then he ran for the state legislature and he got elected. And nearly 130 times, he couldn't make a decision. He couldn't figure out whether to vote “yes” or “no.” It was too tough. He voted — he voted “present.”
I didn’t know about this vote “present” when I was mayor of New York City. Sarah Palin didn’t have this vote “present” when she was mayor or governor. You don’t get “present.” It doesn’t work in an executive job. For president of the United States, it’s not good enough to be present.
You have to make a decision."
Rudy making the point that Obama is not ready to be Commander-in-Chief, while John McCain is: "And, yes, being president means being able to answer that call at 3:00 in the morning. And that’s the one time we agree with Hillary.
But I bet you never thought Hillary would get applause at this convention. She can be right. Well, no one can look at John McCain and say that he’s not ready to be commander-in-chief. He is. He’s ready."
Rudy, after stating that John McCain favors the "All of Above" energy strategy, responds to the crowd: "Drill, baby, drill? Drill, baby, drill."
Rudy comparing how John McCain and Barack Obama responded to the Georgia crisis: "When Russia rolled over Georgia, John McCain immediately established a very strong, informed position that let the world know how he’ll respond as president at exactly the right time. Remember his words? Remember what John McCain said? “We are all Georgians.”
Obama’s — talk about judgment. Let’s look at what Obama did. Obama’s first instinct was to create a moral equivalency, suggesting that both sides were equally responsible, the same moral equivalency that he’s displayed in discussing the Palestinian Authority and the state of Israel.
Later — later, after discussing this with his 300 foreign policy advisers, he changed his position, and he suggested the United Nations Security Council could find a solution.
Apparently, none of his 300 foreign policy security advisers told him that Russia has a veto power in the United Nations Security Council.
By the way, this was about three days later. So — so he changed his position again, and he put out a statement exactly like the statement of John McCain’s three days earlier.
I have some advice for Senator Obama: Next time, call John McCain."
Rudy highlighting Obama's antipathy for small town America: "I’m sorry — I’m sorry that Barack Obama feels that her hometown isn’t cosmopolitan enough.
I’m sorry, Barack, that it’s not flashy enough. Maybe they cling to religion there."
Rudy on Sarah Palin's experience: "Well — well, the first day — as far as I’m concerned, the first day she was mayor, she had more experience as an executive than — than Obama and Biden combined."
Rudy chastising the left-wing media for their blatant sexism: "And how — how dare they question whether Sarah Palin has enough time to spend with her children and be vice president. How dare they do that.
When do they ever ask a man that question? When?"