Rudy’s demise was inevitable. After focusing all his hopes on Florida, he came in a distant third in last night’s primary. And this after a string of sixth-place finishes. Well, he did manage to squeak in ahead of Ron Paul to claim fourth place in New Hampshire — with 9% of the vote.
Perhaps Rudy’s campaign failed because Republican primary voters considered him too liberal, although that hasn’t stopped many of them from supporting flip-floppin’ Mitt Romney, who challenged Ted Kennedy from the left in his 1994 Senate race. Maybe it was the interchangeable wives or the unsavory associations. Or it could be that even hardcore Republicans couldn’t stomach his constant drumbeat of “a noun, a verb and 9/11″.
If I were McCain, I don’t think I’d be all that excited about the endorsement.