Over at Red State there’s a little discussion going about the dynamics of the GOP primary. The initial piece theorized that none of the GOP voters supporting 2nd and 3rd tier candidates will select Giuliani as their candidate, so his row will get tougher to hoe as time goes on.
This is just a different way of putting the case that Giuliani benefits from a diffusion of the socially conservative vote.
The question I have is this: What evidence exists that the supporters of Tancredo, Brownback, Hunter, Huckabee, and even McCain do not have Giuliani as their second choice? It seems to be assumed as impossible, but in PA, for example, we have seen ample polling suggesting evangelical and rural voters like Giuliani just fine.
As I say, people should check the actual data before making assertions.