Florida Primary Results

Well, I'm sure his mother must have warned him at some point. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. In this case, don't bank all your delegates on one state. Rudy Giuliani just learned a very hard lesson tonight about ignoring the exposure of the early primaries. As a result, John McCain has taken a huge victory in the Florida primary. Since Florida is a winner take all state, all 57 delegates go to him. The Democrats were nothing more than a footnote tonight since Florida's primary delegates have all been stripped. Shame on you Democrats, this isn't how you show support for freedom and democracy!

With 95% of precincts reporting in:

Republicans
John McCain: 36% +57 delegates [Winner takes all]
Mitt Romney: 31%
Rudy Giuliani: 15%
Mike Huckabee: 14%

There's a very good chance that after this dismal defeat, Rudy Giuliani will drop out of the race. In fact, KCAL 9 here in LA was just announcing he'll be doing so some time tomorrow and will give his endorsement to one of the remaining candidates.

Delegate Totals to Date
John McCain: 97
Mitt Romney: 74
Mike Huckabee: 29
Ron Paul: 6
Rudy Giuliani: 2

One more short stop in Maine on February 2 for the caucuses, then it's on to the big prize: Super Tuesday, February 5. 22 states will be voting in various caucuses and primaries and when it's all over we'll likely know for sure who will be the nominees on both sides. Or so we're told anyway. It also looks like my initial prediction on New Year's Day is only going to be half right.
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"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

       
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Posted on Jan 29, 2008 8:37 pm by Samson in: | 5 comment(s) [Closed]
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Yeah, Yahoo also said that Giuliani's announced his endorsement of McCain which translates to an imminent drop out by Giuliani very shortly.

But who gets the 2 delegates that Giuliani had managed to win?

And even with the extra 57 from Florida, does that give McCain & Romney enough to fight Clinton & Obama? :(

Sounds like by Wednesday of next week, the November ballots will be ready for us to seriously start considering...

       
It's all but a done deal now. He's apparently going to make the announcement at the Reagan library later today right before the debate. So the race basically becomes McCain, Romney, and Huckabee. None of the 3 have locked anything up yet. The delegate race is far from over.

At this stage I'm not really all that pleased with who's left. McCain is only acceptable because of his stand on foreign policy. Jury is still out on Romney. I'm not sure what to make of him, but he's not a Democrat, and that has to count for something. Huckabee is a fraud, so I'm glad he's losing right now. Maybe whoever wins should take Ron Paul on as VP and let him run the domestic side of things. :)

As for Giuliani's 2 delegates, I don't know how that works. I suspect they just get absorbed by whoever is left. We'll hardly be able to tell after next week.

And John Edwards is bailing out, which makes the Democrat race much more interesting since Clinton and Obama are all that's left.

       
*nod*

Yet another election to be determined by vote for lesser evils.. *sigh*
That'd work, I suppose, though given the current choices I'd much rather see Ron elected with him carrying McCain as VP for the sake of foreign policy. ;)

Hmm, I should look into that one... but when to do it... *sigh* ...you have a point though, even if they just get absorbed by the winner, at this point it hardly matters.

Interesting in the Chinese curse sort of way, right?

       
Yes, and interesting in the "I hope Obama wipes the floor with her" kind of way too. If a Democrat ends up winning, I'd really REALLY like it if it wasn't a Clinton.

       
I'm really really hoping that it won't be one of the democrats who win, but if it must be, you'll get no argument from me on that stance. *sigh*

       
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