By Pablo Fanque
All This Is That National Affairs Editor
This is a mind-f***er of all mind-f***ers! In the jangled, early scramble for the GOP Presidential nomination, seemingly out of nowhere, Rudy Giuliani has suddenly--and barely--become the front runner! He's hardly even said he was thinking of running. But somehow the withdrawals of Huckabee, Crist, and Trump, not to mention the near total collapse of the Newt Gingrich "campaign" have catapulted Crazy Rudy to the top of the rockpile. Who knows what next week's polls will show, now that Sarah Palin's actions indicate she is about to leap in?
But Rudy? Have the Republican-Tea Party voters forgotten how quickly his candidacy self-immolated last time around?
The results of the current CNN poll (Gingrich didn't even clear 10% this time):
The poll has a 4.5% margin of error...in short, these "front-runners" are all basically in a dead-heat for first place.