(Saturday, November 05, 2011)
While a Rudy Giuliani 2012 presidential campaign never came to fruition, the former republican New York Mayor (1994-2001), has been anything but silent about his views on the Occupy Wall Street movement and his belief of President Obama’s ties to the nationwide cohort of Zuccotti Park-style protesters.
Giuliani spoke today at Washington DC summit hosted by the group, Americans for Prosperity, which also featured GOP presidential primary frontrunners, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney, on the line up of speakers. Mayor Giuliani fired blazing shots at both the Occupy Wall Street Movement and President Barack Obama’s commentary on the nationwide protest.
In a sharp and jabbing speech, Giuliani not only stated that “Barack Obama owns the Occupy Wall Street movement” but also that “[Occupy Wall Street] will be the millstone around Barack Obama’s neck that will take his presidency down.” Giuliani would further assert that Barack Obama had created an environment of class warfare which made the current protests possible. Giuliani then attacked Occupy Wall Street protesters for not trying “something to help the economy …and occupying a job.”
This new round of Giuliani 2012 Presidential election commentary will be seen by some as a way advance his own position in GOP politics for a possible 2016 campaign. However, it is a sign to everyone of the growing importance the Occupy Wall Street movement in the national political arena.