Politics

Bye, Bye Rudy

January 30, 2008

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Guiliani insiders are saying that the former New York City mayor will pull out of the GOP presidential race and throw his support to Sen. John McCain. Rudy had counted on the NY transplants in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties. Instead, he failed to win any of those counties. McCain beat him 2 to 1 – 154,520 to 74,862 (with 2281 out of 2287 precincts reporting).

Guiliani had banked on his 9/11 fame to carry him. However exit polls show that the Republican voters were more concerned about the economy than terrorism or the Iraq War.

In the Panhandle, Rudy came in a distant fourth with only 3,017 votes in Escambia County. McCain won the county – 15,121; Mitt Romney 11,391; Mike Huckabee 9,491. Ron Paul only got 45 votes – which is about as many stenciled signs in he has in the area.

Santa Rosa County: John McCain 9,596; Mitt Romney 6,704; Mike Huckabee 6,276; Guiliani only 1,696.

  • Truth January 30, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I knew Rudy would fade faster than a madras Tshirt, now if he can fold faster than a Chinese laundry we can forget about him…

  • Anonymoose January 30, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Rick, you need to make a correction on your post. Ron Paul received 2,170 votes, not 45. I believe this is worthy of changing your post to reflect the correct number of the votes he received plus a retraction of the comment that followed it.

    If I didn’t know any better I would have thought I had stumbled on to the Fox News website when I read that.

  • MHT January 30, 2008 at 11:57 am

    McCain contributions/pet projects:
    – legalizing illegal immigrants
    – McCain Feingold travesty
    – rolling back tax cuts

    Ooh boy, he’s swell!

  • chip chism January 30, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Oh no! With Rudy out who will take the time to say the words “9/11” in every single sentence? And with Edwards gone who will use the phrase “worked in a mill every day so I could have a better life?”

  • Scooby Doon't January 30, 2008 at 10:37 am

    It’s interesting to me that Escambia’s “frontrunner” numbers line up pretty well with the rest of Florida: 35% McCain, 29% Romney.

    Listening to Luke McCoy (I know, right?) I’d have guessed that most of the area’s über-conservatives would have voted for Huckabee, or even ol’ Lazy McDropout Thompson.

    And Giuliani… wow, that guy dropped like a rock.

  • Patrick Bateman January 30, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Like I have been saying for quite a while now, McCain is the right guy, and this was proven with last night’s vote. Now Rush, Hannity, Luke and all the other kool-aide drinking McCain haters will have to eat crow! (This is almost as sweet as the McCain victory)

    note: still not wild on McCain’s position on torture, though.