From Marc Ambinder: "Romney's Major Florida Advantage"
Mitt Romney's had an 8 to 1 television ad advantage in Florida... part of the reason why he's made the competitive. Heck, most of the reason he's made the race competitive has been his ads.At 9 p.m. EST and half the votes counted, it looks like McCain may pull out a win in the Sunshine State.
According to Neilsen, he's run 4,475 ads compared to John McCain's 470 through 1/22.
McCain did not run a single ad until January; Romney ran more ads in September than McCain has run to date.
This just in (9:26pm) - Florida is called for McCain. He's officially the GOP frontrunner now.
And this - Time: "Giuliani plans to endorse McCain"
More - A bitter Michael Graham declares "It's all over": "So it is over. Finished. In November, we'll be sending out our most liberal, least trustworthy candidate vs. to take on Hillary Clinton-perhaps not more liberal than Barack Obama, but certainly far less trustworthy."
Yikes, really? True, McCain hasn't been the scion of conservatives, but does that mean that I have to support the alternatives? Giuliani has run a feckless campaign, Huckabee is an Iowa flash-in-the-pan, and I simply can't get behind my former governor Mitt Romney. He was the driving force behind the liberty-stripping forced health care program in Massachusetts and on issues large and small he's flipped with the polls. Final straw: he put his dog on the roof of his car for a trip to Ontario. Don't like him, won't vote for him.