"Today I am officially announcing my withdrawal as a candidate for President of the United States.”
With those words, Rudy Giuliani formally ended his presidential bid Wednesday afternoon, having flown clear across the country so he could share a lectern at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and throw his support behind John McCain.
The announcement was timed for maximum exposure: hundreds of reporters and photographers had gathered here to cover the suddenly-shrinking debate.
I predicted this last night. I guess I got lucky.
More on this later.