Mayor Rudy Giuliani paid a visit to AIP in Daytona Beach yesterday as a stop on his campaign tour. I have to tell you a story about being in the right place at the right time. I was at a 4th of July party with friends and family and I was introduced and in conversation with Greg, one of the executives at American Industrial Plastics. We were talking about the AIP and their niche in the plastics industry and manufacturing. I was a manufacturing engineer in the plastics industry prior to getting into real estate so I was reminiscing somewhat about my previous life. Greg mentioned that Mayor Giuliani was in town and making a visit to his manufacturing facility to speak to his employees and a few select people from the community. Greg asked me to join them to hear Mayor Giuliani speak.
Giuliani gave an impressive speech as expected and hung around to meet with people afterwards. I did get a chance to say hello and shake his hand.
I have not made any decisions about who will get my vote for the presidential election but I have to say that I am impressed with what Rudy Giuliani has done for New York City. You have to commend him for how he handled the terrorist attacks on September 11th and kept everyone positive through such a devastating time. I don't think anyone would have wanted to have the responsibility he did during the terrorist attacks.
He did a great job of cleaning up crime in the city and completely turned the unemployment situation creating a great deal of new jobs. He also emphasized his plans to focus on our nation's k-12 school system and the need to put the choices back in the hands of the parents. Government has too much control of decisions made in our schools both nationally and on a local level.
Regardless of how the presidential election turns out, I am honored to have met Rudy Giuliani. I owe you one Greg!
It's a good life,
Ian Anderson - Ormond Beach Real Estate