He opened with a rhetorical flourish that Romney would “move us in the direction of more jobs, of growth, of people who can have a future, a future where they can help themselves help their family and go right up to the sky. Not a future of Obama dependency — no more of that!”
And so Giuliani thundered and pontificated, hitting such predictable chords as saying that the U.S. is “the greatest country on earth, the greatest country in the history of the world” and then faulting President Obama for not letting America live up to such glory.
“He should resign! He told us he would resign if he did this poorly,” said Giuliani, referring to an interview last election in which Obama promised to seek no second term if he couldn’t turn the economy around. Giuliani mocked Obama’s happiness that unemployment was at 7.9 percent, claiming that Obama’s team ought to be “ashamed of themselves” for framing that as a good thing. He didn’t mention the 171,000 jobs added last month — more than anticipated.
Nevertheless, Giuliani blasted the president, blaming him for the Benghazi attacks in Libya, claiming that Americans died needlessly because “We had incompetence” in office. He also said the attacks would not have happened if McCain had secured office in 2008.
Giuliani nominated Ohio as the deciding factor, that they alone controlled the destiny of the entire country. “What’s going to stop [Obama]? — Ohio!”
“You’ve got it right in your hands.”
The performance seemed to be a crowd pleaser, full of zingers, slogans, thunder and fire. It characterized the last minute fervor the political rallies have been taking before Election Day.