Only us dorks are really paying attention, but it strikes me that Rudy could have really positioned himself well late yesterday. Hold a press conference after his speech in New York. Instead, he made nice with John McCain and made no waves . The mad-as-hell lifelong Republican conservatives e-mailing me would have giving him a lot of credit for taking an early lead. Instead, we got a statement he didn’t even put out under his name, but from his communications director.