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Super Tuesday: McCain Triumphs, Hillary Not So Much

Super Tuesday was a clear victory for Sen. John McCain, who now has 300 more delegates than former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. After the landslide McCain boasted, "Although I've never minded the role of the underdog … I think we … Read More

By / February 6, 2008

Super Tuesday was a clear victory for Sen. John McCain, who now has 300 more delegates than former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. After the landslide McCain boasted, "Although I've never minded the role of the underdog … I think we must get used to the idea that we are the Republican Party front-runner." (Apparently McCain is now using the Royal "We.")

On the Democratic side things are far less certain. Sen. Hillary Clinton captured the big prizes — California and New York — but Sen. Barack Obama scored more delegates. Major media outlets are crowning Hillary as the Super Tuesday winner, but she had previously sworn to have the nomination locked up by now. Time is much kinder to Obama, and a possible Gore/Edwards endorsement could seal the deal.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee performed much better than expected, capturing many states in the South. Prior to Super Tuesday prominent analysts believed that Huckabee would drop out of the race today, but he has vowed to continue his campaign, angering the Romney camp because splitting the vote makes McCain's cakewalk that much cakier.

(In related news, at this very moment Mike Huckabee moaned with a drool-oozing grin: "Mmmmmmm…. caaaaaake….")

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