Tuesday, January 29, 2008

McCain Wins Florida, Guiliani Prepares to Quit

Despite trends showing a jump in support for Mitt Romney, John McCain has been projected as the winner of Florida's primary. The big news here is not that McCain beat Romney, however, but that Mayor Rudolph Guiliani came in last. This after Guiliani had placed all of his hopes on winning Florida to provide momentum coming into Super Tuesday.

Now there are multiple reports that Guiliani will bail out on the race later this week... and endorse John McCain. Is this the end of the Republican race? Or just one more "Silver" medal for Romney?

13 comments:

"Nick" said...

NRO's The Corner had up some basic numbers... McCain looks like the presumptive nominee. He will probably end up with around 900 delegates after Super Tuesday... he needs 1,191. Romney will probably only have about 450.

So I would probably go with end of the Republican race (although it ain't over till it's over).

We may end up with codgy old grandpa who tells war stories vs. the new JFK...

Sean said...

am i the only one that gets a horrible feeling in the pit of their stomach at the thought of mccain as the republican nominee? i'm not a fan of romney, but he's so much better than mccain i can't even explain it. ugh!

Nomad said...

I am also dreading a McCain nomination. I am not a big fan of Romney, either, but McCain vs. Obama pretty much guarantees an Obama presidency, in my mind.

CRCHAIR said...

I agree.

"Nick" said...

I get the same feeling (hence my JFK, old guy comment).

I still hold out hope...

Anonymous said...

Predictions:

1. If it is McCain vs Obama: We see record turnout for Dems and Independents. We see almost NO turnout for GOP base. Obama wins.

2. If it is McCain vs Clinton: We see record turnout for Independents, low turnout for GOP or Democratic base. McCain squeaks by a win, if he managed to hold his temper against the Clinton attack machine for all those months.

Sean said...

nick, i agree it's going to be kennedy v. nixon all over again if it's obama v. mccain with the same result.

shadowmom1 said...

I would have to hold my nose and vote for McCain , but I hope it is Romney (not my first choice, but definitely the better of the ones left standing).

quizwedge said...

Last I saw from Rassmussen was McCain loses to either Obama or Clinton, but only by a few points, so within the margin of error, I believe.

CRCHAIR said...

Latest Rassmussen Poll has McCain beating either Obama or Clinton. Not that I think this poll means anything right now.

"Nick" said...

So much can and will happen between now and November. Polls now are meaningless (other than to drum up support for a candidate).

I think I may revise my earlier thought.

I think it is McCain's nomination to lose at this point, but I think he can still lose it.

BowHunter said...

McCain Ain't so bad... he can't be worse than what we currently have.

Nomad said...

BH,

Honestly, I think McCain *COULD* be worse than what we have now. His temper and his tendency to enjoy a fight could mean total gridlock, and/or an impulsive move that was not thought out. But then again, he also is a military man and a Senator, so he is used to compromise. A lot of this depends on parts of his characters I do not have a good read on, after two full campaigns.

Then again, I do not think GWB is as bad as many are thinking right now. So, maybe the problem is me.