INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The undisputed king of the first night of the Republican National Convention among Florida delegates was former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The delegates were still raving about Giuliani's tour-de-force speech Monday night at breakfast Tuesday morning.
Giuliani waged his entire 2008 presidential hopes on winning Florida -- but came in an embarrassing third place.
The love for him is still there, though.
State Rep. Carlos Trujillo of Miami: "Rudy Giuliani's speech was exceptional."
State Rep. Jeanette Nuñez: "Giuliani was great!"
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam: I only saw the clips and I saw Giuliani's speech -- I thought it was very powerful. It was outstanding."