Okay, so Romney, who has actually won or seriously competed in each contest so far, is the inveterate loser, while Rudy, who has failed to meet even the low expectations his campaign, the polls and the chattering classes had for him in the early contests, should be preparing all-night parties to celebrate Florida: The State that Changes It All. Just so long as I understand.
There’s been a lot of criticism on this blog of Romney for abandoning South Carolina as if that is somehow tantamount to writing off all southern contests throughout the race. I may not agree, but fine. Rudy, the moderate Republican, has not been able to sway moderates or any other faction in the party so far to any respectable degree, yet we’re now supposed to believe side-stepping all those voters up until Florida was a brilliant decision? We’ll see, I guess. I’m wrong more than I’m right in handicapping these sort of things.
Oh, and I happen to recall Rudy’s very powerful New Hampshire ad with a very explicit 9-11 reference running virtually non-stop in the days leading up to the primary there. How did that work out for him again?