The Corner

I Give In–Giuliani Is Sort Of, Kind Of The Front-Runner

J-Pod, please feel free to do a victory dance at my expense. Giuliani is the semi-frontrunner. At least judging by the polls, obviously. But I think now that there is probably no real frontrunner. A real frontrunner has a sizeable advantage in the polls, in party support, and in financing. Giuliani clearly leads in the polls, but badly trails in party support and we’ll see what the first-quarter fundraising report says. You could say Giuliani and McCain are co-frontrunners, but that really means this is now a race without a frontrunner in the traditional sense.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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