It's over, Rudy (live blogging the end)*, **, ***, ****
Rudy Giuliani is in the process of exiting a race he never really entered. The question is whether he will endorse John McCain.
*Oh, wait, he's not leaving. Or is he? He "ran a campaign." That isn't present tense. Get to it! We've already had enough of waiting around for you.
**"Less lawsuits." Jesus. We have to suffer improper grammar along with this insufferable lecture? Make a decision already.
***"Finally..." Finally, indeed. Here it comes... ticktock, ticktock... Nope, not yet. Still telling us what America should be about. You had your chance, Mr. Giuliani, during the campaign you decided not to run.
****MSNBC has switched to someone relevant: Mitt Romney, who finished second in Florida. Freedom and opportunity were in the air when he was growing up, he tells us. This is the same man who told us his he saw his dad walk alongside MLK at a time when freedom and opportunity were a little more rare... We have new competition, he says, from "countries like Asia and India." He sounds like he's reading from a memo on how to sound conservative in 10 easy steps.
I declare this live blogging experiment a failure, as Giuliani seems intent on sticking around just long enough to negotiate a favorable exit and endorsement with the McCain camp.