Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The California primary:

Something of a surprise. Polls indicated a close race, but with a substantial number of returns (16%), it's Hillary Clinton with 55% and Barack Obama with 33%. That's not good for Obama. Not just the delegate count, but what it says about his general appeal (esp to Hispanics).

55 + 33 = 88. Who is getting the other twelve percent? Edwards, but that's a totally wasted vote.


Won't Edwards get delegates that he can then broker?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/05/2008 9:50 PM  

I assume returns at16% are mostly early and absentee ballots, so Edwards was still viable.

Couple hours after your post surprised how well Hillary is holding up after Edwards drop-off.

I am worried about McCain/Huckster. McCain is not offensive to Hispanics, and the Huck will get the jeebus vote 'cause they know old man McCain will soon be raptured making Huck the Jesus President. Could be hard to beat. God help us.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/05/2008 11:36 PM  

Going a little off topic but what about on the other side? Who has Huckabee hurt more, Romney or McCain? Do you see a McCain-Huckabee ticket as a possibility? Seems to me that Huckabee is strong in all the states that McCain is weak. Romney bringing up the rear everywhere else.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/06/2008 4:42 AM  

In my mind McCain-Huckabee is almost a certainty, it's the only way he can 'uniterize' the party enough to get them to vote and Huckabee plays well in the South. The only other alternative on the horizon is McCain-Lieberman as a national unity ticket, where they pretend Lieberman is a Democrat and a liberal :-/

By Blogger Enterik, at 2/06/2008 8:14 AM  

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