Giuliani Launches Iowa Radio Ad Attacking MoveOn.org

By Jennifer Parker

Sep 18, 2007 12:45pm

ABC News’ Jake Tapper Reports: One day after MoveOn.org launched an Iowa TV ad against Rudy Giuliani accusing him of betraying the nation, the former New York mayor hit back in an Iowa radio ad in which he asks why the liberal group is attacking him.

"Why is MoveOn attacking Rudy Giuliani?" the ad states. "Because he’s their worst nightmare.  They know Rudy is a Republican who can beat the Democrats.  And they know, no matter what they say – Rudy will never, ever back down."

After MoveOn.org attacked General David Petraeus as General "Betray Us" in a New York Times ad last week, accusing him of "cooking the books" on the Iraq war, Giuliani bashed the group, even taking his own New York Times ad slamming Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.

"These times call for statesmanship, not politicians spewing political venom," Giuliani’s ad read, accusing Clinton of siding with the MoveOn ad. 

"Who should America listen to … a decorated soldier’s commitment to defending America, or Hillary Clinton’s commitment to defending MoveOn.org?," read the ad. 

Giuliani isn’t the only Republican with a new radio ad in Iowa.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, R-Mass., is launching an anti-gay marriage ad Wednesday in an attempt to separate himself from his GOP rivals on the issue that has been in the spotlight in Iowa recently.

"Not all Republican candidates agree, but defending marriage is the right thing to do," Romney says in the 60-second ad.

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