Well Rudy is out and McCain is out in front. If you were paying attention a year ago, that would seem so backwards. Then McCain was out of money and Rudy was leading in the polls. They were my top two for the GOP nomination so I guess this works out.
"From the first national surveys in early 2007, the former mayor, or “America’s mayor” as he was known in those days, was ahead of his rivals for the GOP nomination: A USA Today/Gallup poll in February 2007 had the race at Giuliani 44 percent to Sen. John McCain’s 20 percent. Even as late as November 2007, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal national survey indicated that Giuliani was still the leader in the Republican race with 33 percent. The only Republican to come close was McCain, with 16 percent."So it would seem that ether those who participate in polls do not vote in primaries, or those who vote in primaries are easily swayed based on what happens in earlier primaries. Silly simple minded people!
"Florida voters who cast their ballots on Tuesday said they were influenced by the results of previous contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan and South Carolina, where living and breathing Republican voters made their choices."Its a shame as I was looking forward to some craziness in the general election in the Fall by which some "hard core" Republicans would refuse to vote for Rudy and many independent and democrats might decide to go to the GOP this time around. This might have led to the split of the GOP that I'm sure will be happening sooner or later anyways.
"Rudy’s the only Republican who puts very specific Democratic states in play, which is very important when you look at the financial advantage that the Democrats have. ... Democrats would have to fight for their own territory, which they would not have to do against any other Republican.”
Giuliani withdraws, supports McCain
Jan. 30: Rudy Giuliani announces that he is withdrawing from the presidential race and endorsing Sen. John McCain.
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Rudy gets a recording contract?
Rudy gets a sex change?
Rudy gets compared to a toaster on the Daily Show?