McCain Takes South Carolina Primary

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    Huckabee is conceding to McCain right now. Only about 3 percentage points separated him and McCain.

    South Carolina's picked the Repub nominee every year since 1980. Wonder if their record will stay intact this time around.
     
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    McCain is leading in Florida and nationally.

    Its looking good for him.
     
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    And a few weeks ago people were writing him off. What an interesting primary season.
     
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    I think probably the answer is yes. But 29 January in Florida is a huge test. And may set the stage for the winner on 5 February when NY, CA, IL, and TX choose. If Giuliani wins Florida, then 5 Feb may not decide the race and the Republicans could be on the way to slecting their nominee at a brokered convention. Had McCain lost in SC, a state with a high percentage of military voters, then his campaign might have floundered. Florida will be a difficult test for him. We must watch this state closely. With Ohio, it will be the most important red-blue contest in November.
     
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    Isn't it something like 70 years since a candidate was chosen at the convention? I agree with your analysis. Thing is, the whole Giuliani "wait til Florida" thing just seems so strange to me. Reminds me of all the commentators saying how 2000 was "all going to come down to Palm Beach County".

    Giuliani took a huge gamble in leaving everything til this point. I actually think the Repubs have a better shot with McCain than they ever would with Rudy, who carries so much baggage.
     
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    Texas doesn't go to the polls until March.
     
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    You are right about Rudy. It is not his public service that is an issue, or his ability as an executive. It is the wreckage of his family life that makes one wonder. Yes, McCain will be harder for the Dems to beat. But can a candidate who leaves many Republicans uninspired bring enough people to the polls? Many Republicans find McCain's immigration stand baffling to say the least. Has he morphed that position, will anyone believe him? The Dems have the edge. Can they keep it until November?
     
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    My error. It might well be over by then.
     
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    McCain might not bring as many Republicans to the polls but Hillary certainly will.
     
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    Super Tuesday will be the true test of who will be in front.

    GO MITT ROMNEY!
     

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