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Thank you, Florida Republicans, for saving America from Rudy’s lispy brand of authoritarianism.

Rudy’s endorsement of McCain may not matter much tomorrow, prestige wise, but it will bring with it a well-established organization. I know from the emails I get every week that Giuliani volunteers have been phone banking in California for months. Presumably his operation in other big states — New York in particular — is similarly robust.

Going forward, McCain will be at a disadvantage money-wise. And there’s enough people who despise McCain in the Republican party that I think Mitt won’t even be funding the majority of his full-court challenge of McCain through February fifth.

But Rudy’s foolhardy big-state strategy will give McCain a real leg-up in the ground game with independents and non-evangelical Republicans.

Let us just pray that McCain didn’t overpay for this endorsement with the promise of a VP slot.

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