Monday, January 14, 2008

Florida Law Enforcement Leaders May Not Like Their Rudy

This week, I'm attending the Florida Chief of Police Association mid-winter conference in St. Augustine (as a guest). This morning, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum - Republican extraordinnaire in that he has held or run for every statewide office in Florida including Senator - was scheduled to speak.

McCollum spoke for 30 minutes, much of it dedicated to why he was supporting Rudy for President. I expected the room to go nuts, especially with this almost exclusively Republican and pro-law enforcement audience.

If the media had been in attendance, this would be national news. The room only just politely clapped at the mention of Rudy. While there was a lot of support for the Republican Party, poor Rudy didn't get much. It was almost embarrasing.

If he's failing with these people, I think his Florida firewall may go down in flames.

UPDATE: And then there's this news from Florida:

In the Quinnipiac University poll, 22 percent of likely Republican voters backed McCain, while 20 percent supported Giuliani. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney each had 19 percent.