Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee, Inc.
60-second radio ads run in IA and NH starting Aug. 15, 2007. (Note this ad heard in NH on Oct. 1 and 2)
Voice Over: Hereís Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani: It frustrates me that if someone comes here illegally, in addition to everything else thatís involved in that, if they commit a crime, we donít throw them out of the country. As the mayor of New York I wanted to see if I could get the Immigration Service to help me. Letís see if you could get rid of the drug dealers who are coming out of jail. It makes no sense Ė after they have been in jail for selling drugs in the United States Ė we now have to keep them in the United States. They couldnít do it because they had other people lined up to throw out. They had like a professor who over-stayed his visa. I had a drug dealer who had maybe killed people. A person who comes here illegally and commits a crime should be thrown out of the country. People that come in illegally we gotta stop. You stop illegal immigration by building a fence, a physical fence and then a technological fence. You then hire enough Border Patrol so they can respond in a timely way. And then, if anybody becomes a citizen, we should make certain that they can read English, write English and speak English, because this is an English speaking country.
Voice Over: Paid for by Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee Incorporated. Visit joinrudy2008.com.
|Notes: Illegal immigration is a theme that has appeared in other campaign ads this cycle. Compare for example the Romney radio ad "Exceptional" from about a week later (August 21), the Romney TV ads "Secure" (July 31) and "Secure Borders" (May 19), or Tommy Thompson's radio ad (July 16), as well as the Tancredo ads.|