UPDATE: Giuliani in third in Florida and losing to McCain in New York. Unless there is an anti-McCain movement that comes together to support Mitt Romney ( or Huckabee but I don't see that as nearly as likely) I think the race for the nomination is over. It is amazing how long people pretended Rudy had a shot even after Ron Paul starting beating him.
So far the two biggest anti-McCain forces are Tom Delay and Rush Limbaugh. Not big influences in California.
Remember the polls showing Rudy as a national front runner and the best Republican to take on Hillary Clinton? Those days are long past as Rudy takes hit after hit and loss after loss. When he loses Florida will he drop out? Is he really running for VP?
Now that Rudy Giuliani has had one of the fastest free falls in modern American history who will local Republicans be supporting next?
I say John McCain even though he clearly was never their first choice.
He went from front runner to second tier candidate in weeks. He said he wasn't running in New Hampshire but still spent millions there on a major defeat. Ron Paul has been thumping him. Ron Paul has a better claim to be allowed in debates then Rudy does ( more money + higher results in primaries ).
Him, Fred Thompson, and Duncan Hunter should form a club.
If I am wrong how does he come back? If I am too hard on the guy what can he do at this point to have a shot?
It might be tough watching Republicans get behind John McCain after all the things they have said about him.