The ruling business wing of the Republican is suddenly aware that their candidate, Rudy Giuliani, is not electable, and even his nomination is problematic. Not only that, their backup guy, Mitt Romney, has a religion problem (ie Mormons DO believe that Jesus and the Devil are brothers) that will probably keep him from the nomination. Fred Thompson cannot win from a golf cart. The GOP owners know that nomination of Mike Huckabee would be a complete disaster.
So, the GOP is about to switch horses in midstream. Watch for old John McCain to suddenly enjoy a re-birth as the candidate of the GOP establishment.