BOCA RATON — Rudy Giuliani guaranteed a 2013 economic boom if Mitt Romney is elected president while saying President Obama should apologize to the American people for the latest bit of sluggish economic news.
Appearing before more than 200 Romney supporters at a sweltering storefront Romney campaign headquarters this afternoon, the former New York mayor and unsuccessful 2008 White House aspirant blasted Obama’s handling of the economy and the fact that he hasn’t made a presidential visit to Israel.
“This morning’s numbers on the growth of our economy were so horrible, so anemic, 1.5 percent, that Barack Obama should have walked outside the White House and apologized to the American people,” Giuliani said.
The Commerce Department today said the economy grew at a 1.5 percent rate during the second quarter.
“I guarantee you that if we elect Mitt Romney, our economy next year will boom,” said Giuliani, who hailed the former Massachusetts governor as a successful businessman.