CBS News' Ryan Corsaro reports:
Speaking at the home of a former law partner and financial contributor in Watchung, NJ, Rudy Giuliani told supporters they need to think about two things when voting: keeping the country on offense in the war on terror and the importance of the U.S. moving towards private investment and smaller government.
As the partygoers, including legendary baseball great Yogi Berra, snacked on filet mignon with crispy onions and horseradish hors d'ouvres, Giuliani reiterated his stance on Iran, calling the country's leadership "dangerous, irresponsible, and unpredictable."
He insisted Iran should not have the option to go nuclear and that the military option is "definitely on the table." The comments were broadcast over a webcast.
Criticizing a vow presidential candidate Barack Obama made at a debate several months back, Giuliani said that the Democrat should see from this week's Columbia visit that allowing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad into the White House for talks is a bad idea. "You ostracize someone like (Ahmadenijad)."
When asked about Iraq he chose to talk about what the war means in terms of Iran, saying, "We need a natural check on Iran."
"If we're to fight with Iran…we have to have a strong Iraq," he said.
He also stated that taking oil from Iraq would give a bad impression, insisting that Americans need to start relying on alternative fuels.
"In order to do this, we need to build wind farms and refineries," Giuliani said, acknowledging that people might frown on seeing such facilities from their kitchen window. If they don't want to see them in their backyard, Giuliani said, they'll just have to deal with it.
"There are no free lunches – build a wall and put up a nice painting," he said. "You don't have to be perfect – you have to be real."