Update 9:45pm: Well, McCain has done something I didn’t think possible a couple of weeks ago.Â He’s clinched South Carolina, and now Florida.Â Next up now is Super Tuesday, and I now think it’ll be a race between him and Romney.Â I don’t think Huckabee is out of it, but he’s certainly not where he was a while back.Â Consider, though, that McCain was in the same place until very recently.
On to Giuliani.Â Oh, Giuliani.Â You took the Thompson approach, and like with Thompson, it just didn’t work.Â I know you thought you could clasp a state and run with it, but it was not to be.Â And now, tonight, that speech…that very carefully crafted speech.Â No indication of which direction you’ll be going in come tomorrow.
I think, like many out there, that Giuliani is going to drop out, perhaps as soon as tomorrow.Â I think if he’s smart, he will throw support behind McCain.Â While not all of his supporters will switch to McCain, I think the majority would.
I’ve been saying for some time that the end was likely near for Giuliani, and now it seems that this prediction is coming true.
The breaking news is that McCain wins Florida. Will explain how it’ll affect him in a bit. Giuliani’s on now, listening in…