Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rudy's Hail Mary Play

Giuliani is staking his campaign on Florida Jan. 29! From Yahoo/AP:

As his opponents spent time, money and energy battling in Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan and beyond, Giuliani shifted his resources to Florida, where he hopes its winner-take-all Jan. 29 primary will hand him 57 delegates and catapult him overnight to the top of the race for the nomination. He has no delegates so far.

Mitt Romney, who won the Michigan primary Tuesday, leads the delegate race with 42, followed by Mike Huckabee with 32 and John McCain with 13. It takes 1,191 to win the nomination...

Florida's media market is so expensive that the candidates — having blown much of their money on the first several primaries — will be relying heavily on news coverage to get out their messages.

I also consider that with the race for the White House starting so early this cycle, almost leading to a continuous campaign from election to election, some are getting weary of the top candidates already. At least the current frontrunners like McCain, Obama, Hillary, Romney, must themselves be getting "war weary" from the hectic schedule. Anyway, I'm thinking Rudy's plan might be the right one, but we'll see.