Skip to comments.DNC Dean Says Giuliani's 'Personal Life Is A Serious Problem'
Posted on 04/27/2007 8:16:19 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
Democratic party chairman Howard Dean said on Thursday that Rudy Giuliani "personal life is a serious problem."
Dean sent the warning on CNN's SITUATION ROOM with host Wolf Blitzer.
Chariman Dean said the former New York City Mayor "has a lot of character issues that he has to answer for. And overwhelmingly, Americans are going to vote on honesty and integrity.... We've begun to reach out to evangelical Christians, and that's a real problem for him. His personal life is a serious problem for him."
BLITZER: Well, describe those character issues...
DEAN: No, I'm not going to get into that stuff. I don't like attacking people on their personal lives, but I can assure you that in the Republican primary, given what went on in the 2000 Republican primary in South Carolina between George Bush and John McCain, those attacks will be made in the Republican Party.
This from the man who would drop to his knees to give Clinton a lewinsky.
ANd McGreevey and Clinton’s (either) lives aren’t?........
More proof that NOTHING counts against you unless you are a Republican.
The ‘rat War Room’ is in high gear.
Can the hypocrisy of the left wing hate filled traitors reach a limit? Or is it limitless?
I thought that anything do in private was private, or was the rule from ‘92 to ‘00 when WJC was in charge?
How would the world perceive POTUS-in-a-Prom-Dress?
Surely, we can do better.
NOW Howard Brush Dean III, child of privilege, Birkenstock doc, and beneficiary of some $3.8 million in trust funds, equities and financial instruments, thinks that somebody might be vulnerable on the personal morality issue. He lives in the apparent “genteel poverty” of a country doctor persona. This, then, makes him a “man of the people”, and as such, gives him a patina of being a populist.
Oh, no, no moral turpitude stench around him, Howie is just cuffing moonbat NUTS.
Well, Dean’s right. Guiliani does have huge personal issues and it’s the reason why I’ll not vote for him in the primaries. What he fails to realize though, is that I’ll happily vote for him over any Democrat in the general election. I suspect that a lot of other conservative Republicans will do the same. Dean suspects that Guiliani will get the nomination. If he does, he will definitely take a lot of Democrat votes from the Dem candidate; personal issues won’t matter to them. He’s beginning now to appeal to conservative Christians to sit out the 2008 election. Some may, but I don’t think enough will to overturn the number of Dem votes Guiliani will take.
Talking to a liberal relative during the Clinton admin., she stated "Character didn't matter".
I'll bet she uses 'character' to diss Guliani though.
Libs flip-flop depending on their wanted outcome, a given.
He’s got a lot of gall to talk, Considering he screams like a maniac.
Dean is very pragmatic ....
He knows that RG puts a lot of Dem states in play and they count on some of our more myopic Republican brothers and sisters to destroy RG so they won’t have to face him in the general election ... they may well succeed.
List below does not include NJ and Michigan - normal Dem automatic where RG has substantial lead on Hillary. Their worst nightmare is California which is game, set and match if the Dems lose it. If they lose California, it is IMPOSSIBLE for Hillary to win.
Poll: Giuliani Beats Dems in Swing States
April 26, 2007
CBNNews.com — A new poll shows former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani beating top Democrat presidential contenders in three key swing states.
The survey by Quinnipiac University shows Giuliani with a sound lead over Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
Those states have been pivotal in presidential elections since 1964.
That poll comes as Democrats are taking aim at Giuliani for arguing that America could face a major terrorist attack if a Democrat is elected president.
“I listen a little to the Democrats and if one of them gets elected, we are going on defense,” Giuliani told a crowd at the Rockingham County Lincoln Day Dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire.
“We will wave the white flag on Iraq. We will cut back on the Patriot Act, electronic surveillance, interrogation and we will be back to our pre-September 11 attitude of defense,” he added.
Obama accused Giuliani of using “the politics of fear.”
And Hillary Clinton said protecting America is a “solemn responsibility,” regardless of party affiliation.
This is ridiculous considering the source. I don’t want Rooty as our candidate, but this guy.. he can stay out of it for the time and worry about his own party.
We are minding our own, and doing quite well.
Well Dean is a jerk but he’s probably not too far off base suggesting the personal attacks are going to get much worse as the campaign progresses. I’m just wondering how Rudy is going to respond to these attacks, he seems like the type to fly off the handle. Maybe Dean is on to something here, he’s the type to lose his cool too, and it takes one to know one. Rudy is probably safe in the primaries where his fellow republicans aren’t likely to stoop to that level of personal attack, but all bets are off in the presidential election. I doubt most of the electorate is aware of the various skeletons in Rudy’s closets, we had better see how this flies now before we give him the nomination or we may be in for an unpleasant surprise once voters find out later on.
His liberalism is a bigger problem but Dean will never admit to that one.
He didn’t talk. He said he would not get into it. He will let the Republicans get into it which they will DEFINITELY! I can’t wait for him to stumble and try to explain himself.
Well if that is the standard he advoctaes, he can take Hillary off the ballot right now.
Dean must be slipping if he wants family life to be the benchmark for a candidacy. He better check, I think his Monica is showing.
Not worth listening to this foul POS.
Dean is practicing the “politics of personal destruction”.
You tell ‘em, Howard. Tell ‘em in Massachussets, Tell ‘em in California. Tell ‘em in New York. Tell ‘em everywhere. Republicans have nor morals.
The spokesman for a party whose last President was BJ Clinton has no credibility on this issue whatsoever.
It is amusing that Screamin’ Dean is so worried about the Republican Primary. Clearly the man is trying to fan the flames of discontent within the Republican voting bloc. Thanks for playing, Dean, but we are perfectly capable of deciding this issue without your help.
All of us on the Republican side are united in thinking that you are a major-league Clymer and worthy of Cheney’s remark to Leaky Leahy in the Senate. You go worry about how much electoral appeal a Hillary - Obama ticket will have in Red States and we’ll be ready to kick your butt come November 2008.
OMG, and this isn't a problem for the Democrats. LOL
Dean has serious issues when it comes to molesting children, but I am not going to get into that stuff. I don't like attacking people on their personal lives.
I’m not saying that goats are ‘at risk’ around Howard Dean, I’m not going to get into that stuff. I don’t like attacking people on their personal lives.
The dims are gunning for Rudy, they know he will beat them like a drum.
When you are in seat 32B, the plane is bouncing in all directions, and many of the passengers are air-sick, you better hope that the PILOT is about to make the best landing of his career. It matters NOT that he is sarcastic to his wife, mean to his kids, angry at his dog, or even that he has a mistress in seven of the cities he flies to. What YOU personally need is the BEST pilot in history. The same holds for the man/woman standing over you, about to put scalpel to your heart.
Franklin Roosevelt had a “girlfriend”
Jack Kennedy slept with whoever was handy.
Harry Truman was a failed business man product of a
corrupt political machine
Abe Lincoln battled depression and had a problem wife.
Yet, most people regard these men as among the greatest presidents. How would they survive a campaign in today’s climate? They probably wouldn’t.
The pilot, the surgeon, the President, even the guy who fixed the brakes on your car literally holds your life and existence in his hands. Now tell me, what is important to you?
Howard Dean is such a dumbass. He just telegraphed to America that he is not confident at all that any Democrat can beat Rudy Giuliani, and also that the DNC has an explicit strategy to suppress the evangelical vote in 2008.
It’s a fact. No matter who says it.
Most who are still breathing around here agree with Dean.
“Democratic party chairman Howard Dean said on Thursday that Rudy Giuliani “personal life is a serious problem.”
Only to the extent that Bill Clintons’ was. Then again, Bill never dressed in drag that I know of.
Not that we know of, but Clinton was a rapist.
While his personal life has been a mess, that is not why I oppose Rudy. It’s his lifelong promotion of certain aspects of liberalism.
But anyone who defends Clinton, Barney Fag, Fat Bastard Kennedy, etc, has no standing to even comment on Rudy’s personal life.
The abortionist speaketh.
I absolutely refuse to be lectured on honesty or character by any Democrat.
Yeah but give Dean and the Rats credit.
Democrats aren't going to give Rudy any favors. Notice that Rudy is being criticized by conservatives and not one Dem is lifting a finger to help Rudy. In fact, they're going to pile on and triangulate here, and Rudy will have no support whatsoever, not even from so-called moderates and independents, who are just going to vote for the Rat anyway.
Rudy's goose is cooked. He should drop out of the race and angle for a cabinet position.
“...the DNC has an explicit strategy to suppress the evangelical vote in 2008.”
If Rudy gets the nod, the dims won’t have to work very hard at that.
“but Clinton was a rapist.”
Wrong, they know that Rudy has no support on the right so they're going to triangulate and play with him like a yo-yo.
You guys really need to understand that when it comes to playing politics, Democrats are the masters at it.
Oh I know. I can undercut Rudy and tell Howie to STFU at teh same time. Multi-tasking, you know.
Dean must have been reading your posts the past couple of months.
The DNC is afraid of Rudy. If he runs against Clinton, he’ll beat her in the Northeast and California, which are their strongholds. If she loses the Northeast, and Calif., she certainly won’t win the South and Midwest.
So, they’re starting now to trying to destroy him. It’s the Clinton machine in action. This is only the beginning.
Good. then maybe he and the DNC will start complaining about gun grabbing, the gay agenda, and illegal aliens.
Giuliani’s ideas are a serious problem. I don’t give a darn about his girlfriends.
Well, the GOP will be hypocritical, too, if it nominates a philanderer after condemning Clinton for being a philanderer.
Me too, but even a stopped clock ... . Dean is right about Rudy. If Dean says the sun rises in the East, that doesn't mean the sun really rises in the West. And if Dean says that Rudy's personal life shows poor character, that doesn't make not it not true.
Who is the Philanderer that the GOP is naming for President?
Much as I hate to agree with Dean on anything, but Guiliani does seem to have the personal morals of an alley cat.