ABC News’ Jan Simmonds Reports: Rudy Giuliani released his fourth television ad Wednesday morning using Iran to how punch home his message on how to handle today’s terrorism challenges. Invoking Ronald Reagan, Giuliani warns voters that a certain mindset is needed defeat those who threaten the United States and that he has it.
Entitled "One Hour," the former New York City Mayor and Reagan justice official steals a page from his stump speech and uses the Iranian hostage crisis of the late 70′s and early 80′s to illustrate how he would approach dealing with "tyrants and terrorists."
Using black and white stock footage of those Americans that were held by the Iranians for 444 days, Giuliani reminds viewers that they were released within one hour, the hour in which Ronald Reagan took the oath of office.
While not saying it outright in the ad, Giuliani notes that the terrorists understood that his former boss was not going to handle the ongoing crisis as his predecessor Jimmy Carter had.
When Giuliani has given this history lesson on the campaign trail, he has noted that the Iranians looked into the eyes of Ronald Reagan and they knew that his leadership was not something they wanted to be confronted with, insinuating that some of today’s Democrats may also not hold the correct point of view to defeat terrorists.
"The best way you deal with dictators, the best way you deal with tyrants and terrorists, you stand up to them. You don’t back down," Giuliani says in the ad.
As with all his past television ads, "One Hour" will air exclusively in New Hampshire and the Boston television markets.