Super extra-uber duper Tuesday?

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The Lessons from tonight:

There are more people that want a creationist in the White House than a Mormon. I think it’s fair to say that Mike Huckabee has indeed swapped second place with Mitt Romney. Romney’s results are pathetic considering the money he’s spent campaigning thus far.

McCain is all but assured the nomination.

The Democratic race is much tighter. Clinton definitely held her own today, but Obama did much better than the polls indicated just two weeks ago. Obama has much more money waiting to be spent than Clinton, but she still has the brand name. In the end, no big revelations for the Democrats. The race goes on.

Consider this an open election thread.

Flickr photo by Dean Terry

4 Comments

  1. Ian

    How about the smart move McCain pulled in West Virginia? When it became clear he wasn’t going to win and Romney was in the lead, they sent his voters to throw the state to Huckabee. Romney’s guys were really whiny about it.

    Whoever wins the whole Clinton/Obama thing, and it should be Clinton since she got NY and CA, they should form a nice ticket. Obama has shown he can get voters in the heart of the country, while Clinton gets a lot of the Hispanics and the major states. They both have been splitting the black vote. As a joint ticket, with either leading, they make a really strong candidate.

  2. Chris

    I did not hear that McCain specifically did that in W. Virginia. That’s interesting. McCain’s speech last night was very kind to Huckabee, it made me think he was courting the Huckster as a running mate. It might be the best way to stitch the Republican coalition back together.

    Also, Huckabee was saying that apparently Ron Paul supporters were doing the same thing as McCain’s in some states, although I don’t think it was at the behest of Ron Paul himself.

    Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama would be a formidable ticket that’s for sure. I don’t know how to gauge the likeliness though.

  3. Ian

    Here’s the article I am referring to:

    http://youdecide08.foxnews.com/2008/02/05/paul-eliminated-wva-gop-convention-voting-ends-without-winner/

    I think it was a really smart move by McCain’s campaign. People can argue about how its kind of underhanded but he didn’t do anything against the rules and just worked the system to his advantage. Romney’s guys saw it like this:

    “Unfortunately, this is what Senator McCain’s inside Washington ways look like: he cut a backroom deal with the tax-and-spend candidate he thought could best stop Governor Romney’s campaign of conservative change.”

    Apparently Romney’s outside Washington ways make him a dumb ass who thinks he can simply spend money to win elections. He clearly had all the financial resources he needed to succeed, but he just didn’t know how to use them. This is awesome, I love watching the far right part of the GOP squirm at the thought of McCain being their candidate.

  4. Ian

    And now Romney is gone.