Jennifer, I think your fixation with Fred Thompson causes you to see every shred of news through the prism of how it makes him look bad, but you’re way off base on this one.
I don’t think this ad has anything to do with Thompson whatsoever. The idea that Giuliani gets results is one that he has been pushing throughout the campaign, at virtually every appearance. In fact, even before he became a candidate.
Here’s what he said at a speech in January in New Hampshire, while he was still in the “exploratory phase” (and while Fred was still on Law & Order):
Drawing on his background transforming New York City as mayor, he elaborated that, “When I say to you that we should reduce taxes to stimulate an economy, I’ll say it to you because I did it, and I saw it work. When I say we have to bring peace and security…I’ll say that to you because I saw that happen in New York, and I made it happen. I did it.”
My account of his speech here.