In all the excitement of John Edwards and Rudy Giuliani exiting the race, I completely missed the big picture:
1. For the first time in American history, there will be a presidential nominee from a major party who is not a white male. Regardless of how you feel about Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, it’s hard not to be a little in awe at such an incredibly historic milestone for our country.
2. The long-anticipated (and long-dreaded) all-New York matchup between Clinton and Giuliani will not take place. I don’t know if America has ever dodged a bigger bullet than that. Thank you, Florida.