The day is finally here! All over Florida, old people drove to vote, after hitting the early bird special at Country Kitchen Buffet. And McCain is the winner.
By winning Florida, has McCain sewed up the nomination? Well, no. There are still lots of primaries, and Super Tuesday next week. But the establishment and conservative line has been that McCain won in New Hampshire and South Carolina because those states were "open" primaries -- independents and even some Democrats crossed over and voted for him.
But Florida was a closed primary -- only registered Republicans allowed. And McCain won. Now overwhelmingly., but enough.
So if Giuliani drops and endorses McCain, that should be enough to put McCain over the top.