Patrick Ruffini

New-Media consultant, Rudolph Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign

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Online strategist and former new-media consultant to Rudolph Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign, webmaster for Bush-Cheney 2004, and host of the blog, PatrickRuffini.com

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Forget about those "decisive results" predicted for both parties just a few weeks ago.  Super Tuesday leaves the two remaining Democrats virtually tied and Republicans sharply divided…

Lots of Votes but No Decisions

Forget about those "decisive results" predicted for both parties just a few weeks ago.  Super Tuesday leaves the two remaining Democrats virtually tied and Republicans sharply divided…

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