While we're on the subject of the Republican South Carolina primary (see previous two posts), it's worth noting the complete collapse of Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.
Today's vote was another nail in Rudy's coffin. He won a full 2 percent of the South Carolina vote, losing two-to-one to Republican outlier Ron Paul, who garnered 4 percent.
For America's Mayor, the end is near. Even if he pulls out a win in Florida—a snowball's chance in Key West—Rudy is all but gone.
P.S.—Earlier this week, Oklahoma City blogger Mike McCarville was speculating about a five-way Republican race, with Thompson winning in South Carolina and Giuliani breaking out in Florida. It was wishful thinking then; it's impossible now.