Not quite dead, says Geraghty, but he definitely impressed, in particular with his emotional moment recounting the first time he saw a sonogram of his daughter. Both Geraghty and Marc Ambinder were sufficiently struck by it to post on it. His line at the end about what he’d do in the first hour of his administration also seems to have gone over like gangbusters. I e-mailed Jon Henke to see if the campaign has video; I suspect they will in an hour or two, so check back for updates. In the meantime, though, with the conclave of Christian conservatives set to meet tomorrow to try to pick a candidate, I can’t help wondering if he didn’t change a few minds today.

On the other hand, Rudy might be one phone call away from being back in evangelicals’ good graces. Check out this startling passage from the story at the link. Is Rudy a nonbeliever?

“When I spent two solid hours in a private meeting with Rudy Giuliani, I shared Christ with him so much that at the end of that two hours I said, ‘Rudy, I’m not going to leave this place unless I give you an opportunity to pray with me to receive Jesus as your savior. Would you do that with me Rudy?'” Page recounted.

“He said, ‘No, Frank, I’m not ready to do that. My daddy knows Jesus like that, but I’m not ready for that.'”