As I have predicted from the start, Giuliani is done, much to NRO editor Rich Lowry’s shock and awe:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows a continuing slide for Rudy Giuliani. In the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination, it’s Mike Huckabee at 21%, John McCain and Mitt Romney at 15% each, Giuliani at 13% and Fred Thompson at 12%.
Why is Giuliani done with 13 percent when Ron Paul is more viable than ever with less than half of that? Because all Giuliani ever had going for him was his supposed electability based on his standing in the national polls. Now that’s gone too.
The Tennessee Toad is a non-starter, or if you prefer, never started, so that leaves Huckabee, Romney, Paul, and McCain. I think McCain is entirely a media creation, but we’ll have to wait until after New Hampshire to confirm that. Romney’s Mormonism renders him hopeless even if he wasn’t a confirmed liar – his little fib about his father’s march with Martin Luther King is only the latest to surface – so things should get very interesting very soon.
As one wag has already commented, “it depends what the definition of ‘saw’ is.” I can’t wait to see how Hugh Hewitt attempts to explain this one away – hey, maybe Romney saw his father marching with those missing golden spectacles!
UPDATE – NRO reports that a giant fork just speared Romney too:
the Boston Globe is reporting that, in a 1978 interview, Romney claimed that he himself had also marched with Dr. King. In an email to the Globe, the campaign acknowledged that this was not true.