Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani pinned all his presidential hopes on Florida, a gamble that never had much chance of success. Tonight, Rudy's high-risk strategy failed; he finished a poor third in the Sunshine State.
Media reports out tonight say Rudy will drop out tomorrow, no big surprise since he's been a non-factor in every race thus far. More importantly, Rudy is expected to endorse John McCain, adding a little more momentum to the McCain campaign.
The Republican race is quickly becoming a two-man affair, with McCain slightly ahead of Mitt Romney. Mike Huckabee will certainly make a big push on Super Tuesday, but our money's on McCain and Romney as the last two Republicans standing.
This may mean trouble for the GOP in the fall, since neither McCain nor Romney has been embraced by the right-wing base of the party.