Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Super Tuesday Reactions
Some random thoughts on yesterday's voting:
- It's the day after Super Tuesday. McCain has opened up a margin on Romney, but there is one little problem. McCain's broke. Huckabee's broke. Romney has the money but is only winning smaller states. Iraq's not a quagmire; the battle for the Republican nomination is a quagmire.
- Anyone else think that Rush Limbaugh's effective endorsement of Mitt Romney came a bit late yesterday? Rush, if you want your opinion to have some impact on this election, how about letting that little gem fly, I don't know, last week? It isn't like you don't have the soapbox...
- Obama dominated Super Tuesday in both media coverage and in number of states won. However, it's the delegates that count, and Hillary did well there. With her huge lead in these corrupt superdelegates and by winning the populous states of California and New York, Clinton more than made up for Obama's wins. It's the delegates that matter, and right now, Hillary has more of them. I can't see this Democratic race not being extended into April, when Pennsylvania votes.
- I've been outspoken in letting the GOP know that they are facing a monumental defeat come November if Obama is the candidate. Some of the numbers yesterday bear that out, as the number of Democrats voting in the primaries is impossible to ignore. Out of the 19 states that voted yesterday in which both parties held their elections, the Democrats had a better turnout in 16 of the 19 states, including several in the supposed GOP stronghold of the South. I still think the GOP may have a chance if the divisive Senator from New York is the nominee, but yesterday's numbers - combined with early turnouts in South Carolina, Iowa, and New Hampshire - spell doom for the GOP come November. One has to wonder when the powers-that-be in the RNC start to realize that it behooves them to pull resources from the presidential campaign and start concentrating on holding 40 seats in the Senate.