Now We Know How to Spell Giuliani--and He Gets to Keep the Loot
For Giuliani, the Trip South Started Early
By Michael Leahy and Michael D. Shear Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, January 30, 2008; A01
In presidential politics, a candidate's irrelevance immediately precedes his annihilation.
Rudolph W. Giuliani's creeping irrelevance in the Republican race for the White House began to be felt, fatally, 10 days before the Florida primary. Few in his tepid crowds seemed even to know that, by then, the man once regarded as the front-runner for the party's nomination had already been campaigning in the state for seven weeks.
"Mayor, how do you like being back campaigning in Florida?" he was asked welcomingly after a Saturday afternoon speech in a central-state retirement community called the Villages. Giuliani winced. "I'm not back in Florida," he said, laughing wanly. "I've been here for quite some time."
Rudy Giuliani had nothing going for him in a national campaign …