Monday, February 11, 2008

Decision 2008: Obama sweeps 4 contests, Huckabee wins big surprises.

Well Sen. Barack Obama is well on his way to becoming the frontrunner for the nomination and could be the very first candidate to defeat the Clinton Machine. He wins Washington, Nebraska Louisana and Maine contests over the weekend by huge margins. He now has Sen. Clinton's delegate lead including Superdelegates down to 3-30. Some have him leading. If Hillary is relying on the Superdelegates she may still yet come up short. Hillary now has must wins. A first for her. She must win Ohio, Texas and PA. If she loses more than 2 of those contests Obama will surge to the nomination. This is still a very close race, but Obama will surge into the lead, tomorrow by winning all 3 contests tomorrow. Fmr. Governor Mike Huckabee sweeped 2 contests in Kansas and Louisiana, stunning GOP Presumptive Nominee John McCain when he only narrowly carried Washington state. But before we get too carried away there is still no plausible scenerio where Huckabee overtakes McCain unless all of the Romney deleagtes swing his way, and he wins all of the remaining contests. McCain still will shortly secure the nomination. McCain picked up however a huge conservative endorsement this week, Fmr. Florida Governor, Undeclared Romney Supporter and Brother of the President, Jeb Bush united behind McCain, after President Bush said conservatives need to rally behind the nominee. McCain is leading Huckabee in polls in VA, DC, and MAryland and will likely win all three putting him ever so close to that magic number of clinching the nomination. On March 4th, I look for McCain to officially clinch the nomination for the Republicans.

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