There were some Mitt folks at the Chester County GOP endorsement meeting last night. Some McCain folks as well.
Alas, there were no Rudy people.
I guess every single person on the campaign is currently getting a sunburned face in the Sunshine State. Many polls have Hizzoner slipping there, but some still have him strong, including a recent Rassmussen poll.
Also, early voting is huge in FL, not just for folks that are out of town, but for folks for whom a trip to a polling place is something of a chore. When most of those votes were cast Hizzoner had a dominating lead in the polls. Current polling does not take this into account. Conventional wisdom seems to be that Rudy is in trouble. It would be dishonest to say that is entirely untrue, but this pundit thinks that is an underestimation.
I chatted last night with my retiring State Rep. Carol Rubley. She remembered I cared about moving up the primary, and pointed out that ours might matter after all. I pointed out that this presidential race is as competitive as it gets, and the liklihood of our primary mattering is still miniscule.
As an aside, please feel free to e-mail me if you have any interest in supporting Guy Ciarrocchi [no web site yet] as he runs for her seat, or Admiral Steve Kantrowitz as he takes on Andy Dinniman. Rubley and Dinniman, by the way, were both people with fairly casual views about how important it is for you to cast a presidential primary vote that matters.
The e-mail, again, is karlub at yahoo dot com.