Mr. Sunshine

Rudy Giuliani's campaign positively implodes in the Florida primary

The night before the Florida primary, Rudy Giuliani was still vowing to shock pollsters: "I've been doing the impossible all my life!" He certainly did the impossible, plummeting from front runner to also-ran in a few weeks, finishing a distant third behind Mitt Romney and John McCain. And just as John Edwards, a sunny personality who ran as an angry rabble-rouser, was departing the Democratic field, America's mayor, an angry man who ran as Mr. Sunshine, was endorsing McCain.

If the Giuliani collapse wasn't totally unexpected—a twice-divorced, pro-choice, anti-gun New Yorker was a tough sell in a Republican primary—the cause certainly...

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