After everything is done, here are my thoughts:
- Fred Thompson did not have a good weekend. His speech was ok, but in contrast to Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, it wasn’t so impressive. Lots of people were disappointed in hindsight.
- Mike Huckabee was a success in the room. He clearly won the straw poll, etc. He clearly won the speech. And he clearly won the day.
- Rudy Giuliani did much better than people expected. He probably didn’t win any primary votes, but he did a lot of work to solidify him in a general.
The news tomorrow is going to be that social conservatives are split. When the social conservative leaders meet tomorrow for their post-mortem, they will not be able to push people into supporting Romney.
The split continues. And Rudy is less unacceptable than people thought.