Giuliani: Ryan VP pick proves Romney can make bold decisions
Former NYC mayor applauds GOP ticket
- Duration 6:44
- Date Aug 30, 2012
Former NYC mayor applauds GOP ticket
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-- exempt everybody tonight marks the main event in the Republican National Convention.
Government -- will formally accept his party's nomination for president.
As -- -- big -- expect a long long string of applause after that.
He will also have to really carve out.
His vision for the American people and why he believes they should elect him in November my next guest knows a thing or -- -- about running for president and about leadership.
And about all of those good things he ran against governor Mitt Romney.
Was a candidate back in 2000 face mr.
-- -- thank all of the good morning to you it's good to see down here in Tampa usually we see each other up in New York.
Taught me a little bit about about what you expect tonight what you feel Mitt Romney passed to a -- I think -- and what he has to do on what he will do is he will explain his vision.
For how we move this economy foot forward an economy that's installed an economy that's been.
Really over over burdened by failed policies he'll talk about how we have to reinvest in people.
Reinvest in the private sector reinvest in individual enterprise and entrepreneurship and and and stop this movement toward massive government control.
Getting to the point of almost taking you know some -- liberties away to a -- -- Paul Ryan pointed out last night and of course I think if everyone says.
This is an -- to personally introduce himself a bit more.
Then people have gotten to known what down a little they -- little -- -- and give -- -- sort of sensitive personality which cities -- really regular decent guy.
Yeah he's been known name and ask you wonder what you think that way because he has had their moments as well you know you question whether or not he had I ideological right -- -- through at one point and as Governor Huckabee was just saying you know we all go at each other.
But we're on the same team in the and what you -- Changed your opinion of him as a man a person and a bottle of -- -- -- I've developed more of of they view of him I've got to know better gotten a nomad.
Out of the context of being you know fierce rivals were for the same position where.
You sometimes you develop different views of each other you attack each other ways he would do if you just sat down and that it had it -- a couple coffee together.
So what I see is a man that has a tremendous feeling for this country great love for this country great love for his family a really decent man has been very successful.
I think I've grown closer to him more than attacked.
-- -- the difference O'Donnell fat but to attack a man for being successful in business it's outrageous.
What outrageous example to get to our young people the present -- United States attacking Mitt Romney because Mitt Romney was successful -- -- making money for his family making money for the people creating jobs for people.
-- what you want your children to do you want to be successful the way Mitt Romney was successful.
So I've got really angry about the way in which he's been demonized and attacked and I'm looking forward to him sort of being the guy -- did you get to know we adjusted data to and talk to.
-- -- -- -- -- -- You are so well known for is leadership and being bold and taking action.
And I think one of the things that we've learned about Mitt Romney over the course of the last few months is that he's he's task oriented he's a worker he's a man who rolls up his sleeves and gets jobs Don.
We listened to and -- the other night saying you know he will not and effective.
But what about the big question presidential question.
It's -- bolt is he bold leader what's that what's the first and most important decision a presidential candidate makes selection of the vice president bold.
And it looks great today.
After Paul -- magnificent speech last night.
But that was a very very gutsy choice I mean there -- a lot of safer ways to go a lot of people you say that told admit I'm it's risk averse he's gonna do that.
Well he said he said we're gonna have it where we are gonna have the debate that Paul Ryan said let's have it.
You know starting now about Medicare the whole idea was you couldn't talk about Medicare you couldn't talk about Social Security -- couldn't talk about entitlement meanwhile.
That all disappear in fifteen years.
If somebody -- -- guts to do something about it.
Paul Ryan has been the one that's been on in the forefront there I think Mitt Romney has been there -- Paul Ryan was the first guy out front so he takes Paul Ryan.
Makes that debate part of his this election he could've run just against Obama.
Maybe could've won maybe not you never know it was a winning strategy he decided -- we're gonna have a substantive debate we're gonna have a real one this election is gonna mean something.
I think that was an enormously bold decision bolder than anything I've seen President Obama do at least while -- -- president.
It really did shake up the dynamic.
This whole experience this week having Paul Ryan.
In the next you know and I wonder.
We've been told you know political stories over the years and vice presidential pick doesn't matter that much are we think it has remodeled changed in the -- -- -- depends and you pick -- it depends on do you make a a bold.
Courageous -- it turns out to work out like four lines do you make a mistake.
Out of the person perform made it all depends sometimes vice -- make a big difference sometimes they don't I think in this particular case.
It's gonna make and -- ideological philosophical difference meaning that we can have a real debate now.
About an issue that everybody's been sort of keeping -- -- -- -- won't talk about and it's that the time is is is really ticking away.
Where that's gonna become just an enormous white girl -- probably speaking to a group of students a few months about a thousand college student.
And I just asked him you know have added I think you're gonna collect your Medicare and Social Security for kids put that.
These kids don't even expect to collected -- is a joke and the president sits by fiddling while Rome is burning.
Meanwhile Paul Ryan says let's take -- -- And he has his mother standing at a point I didn't wanna kill Medicare -- he wants that -- -- it it save it make it possible so that.
Not just his mother will collect Medicare like I will cause some over 55 but the young -- -- what.
Well I -- might I did it but I am so.
I think this was an extra extraordinarily bold choice I think he follows up on that in this speech it'll be me.
What what these people want to know more about who he is which I think he'll do and they also want to hear his overriding big picture which is.
The way to solve the problems in this economy is to go more in the direction of investing in people not this massive government.
That the president has given us and the massive governor he's promised us in the next four years and it.
20000 more IRS agents to figure out who's -- the mandate on that is exactly what America needs it's 20000 more IRS agent that's really gonna get -- more jobs.
mayor was seen out there tonight while watching thank you thank -- -- I was gonna say -- -- Richard Baker picked a.