Super Tuesday

It was supposed to be the big decider. The one that raked it all in and ended the whole thing. It didn't turn out that way, for anyone on either side as the results for Super Tuesday continue to pour in. John McCain has done fabulously well tonight, raking in a sizable number of delegates, largely due to the number of winner-take-all states he's won. Mike Huckabee has made a very strong showing in the usually conservative South and has won a significant number of states as well as delegates, putting him right back in the race when it looked like it was all over for him. Mitt Romney has suffered some awful setbacks as he clung to only a few states, the only significant victory being in Massachusetts, at least so far. Barack Obama has made some impressive showings all over the map, especially in caucus states, and pulled what most are calling an upset by taking Connecticut away from Clinton. Hillary Clinton has scored key victories in most of the large New England states. So it's been a good night for pretty much everyone except for poor little old Ron Paul, who will likely slink away with only a few extra delegates. I weep not.

I myself am somewhat disappointed in the results since I was originally a Fred Thompson supporter. I voted for him by absentee ballot back around January 15th only to have him drop out of the race after the South Carolina primary. Once that happened, I found myself reluctantly getting behind Romney and convinced a few people who hadn't decided yet that he was the best choice of those left. Early returns coming from California don't look good though and Romney might just lose the biggest prize of the night. I have very deep reservations about McCain and would find myself rooting for Huckabee if Romney ends up dropping out before it's over. Regardless though, I will never vote for a tax and spent liberal like Clinton or Obama even if you paid me to do it, so if McCain wins the nomination, then he's our man and I'll stand behind him. So with that all out of the way, lets get going on some results, shall we? ( BTW, going to try and table this in since there are 24 contests to report on )
Super Tuesday Results by State
Republicans Democrats
Alabama Primaries - 99% reporting
Mike Huckabee: 41% +14 delegates Barack Obama: 56% +20 delegates
John McCain: 37% Hillary Clinton: 42% +21 delegates
Mitt Romney: 18%  
Alaska Caucuses - 98% reporting
Mitt Romney: 44% +12 delegates Barack Obama: 75% +9 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 22% +6 delegates Hillary Clinton: 25% +4 delegates
Ron Paul: 17% +5 delegates  
Arizona Primaries - 93% reporting
John McCain: 48% +50 delegates [Winner takes all] Hillary Clinton: 51% +26 delegates
Mitt Romney: 34% Barack Obama: 42% +21 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 9%  
Arkansas Primaries - 89% reporting
Mike Huckabee: 60% +25 delegates Hillary Clinton: 69% +23 delegates
John McCain: 20% Barack Obama: 27% +6 delegates
Mitt Romney: 13%  
California Primaries - 93% reporting
John McCain: 42% +56 delegates Hillary Clinton: 52% +42 delegates
Mitt Romney: 34% +3 delegates Barack Obama: 42% +23 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 12%  
Colorado Caucuses - 95% reporting
Mitt Romney: 60% +22 delegates Barack Obama: 67% +13 delegates
John McCain: 19% Hillary Clinton: 32% +6 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 13%  
Connecticut Primaries - 99% reporting
John McCain: 52% +27 delegates [Winner takes all] Barack Obama: 50% +25 delegates
Mitt Romney: 33% Hillary Clinton: 47% +22 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 7%  
Delaware Primaries - 100% reporting
John McCain: 45% +18 delegates [Winner takes all] Barack Obama: 53%
Mitt Romney: 33% Hillary Clinton: 43%
Mike Huckabee: 15%  
Georgia Primaries - 98% reporting
Mike Huckabee: 34% +33 delegates [Winner takes all] Barack Obama: 67% +24 delegates
John McCain: 32% Hillary Clinton: 31% +15 delegates
Mitt Romney: 30%  
Idaho Caucuses - 98% reporting
(Republican primary on May 27) Barack Obama: 80% +15 delegates
  Hillary Clinton: 17% +3 delegates
Illinois Primaries - 97% reporting
John McCain: 47% Barack Obama: 65% +47 delegates
Mitt Romney: 29% Hillary Clinton: 33% +25 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 17%  
Kansas Caucuses - 100% reporting
(Republican caucus on February 9) Barack Obama: 74% +22 delegates
  Hillary Clinton: 26% +8 delegates
Massachusetts Primaries - 95% reporting
Mitt Romney: 51% +21 delegates Hillary Clinton: 56% +47 delegates
John McCain: 41% +17 delegates Barack Obama: 41% +29 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 4%  
Minnesota Caucuses - 82% reporting
Mitt Romney: 42% +36 delegates Barack Obama: 67% +48 delegates
John McCain: 22% Hillary Clinton: 32% +24 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 20%  
Missouri Primaries - 100% reporting
John McCain: 33% +58 delegates [Winner takes all] Barack Obama: 49% +6 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 32% Hillary Clinton: 48% +15 delegates
Mitt Romney: 29%  
Montana Caucuses - 100% reporting
Mitt Romney: 38% (Democrat primary on June 3)
Ron Paul: 25% [Surprise showing]  
John McCain: 22%  
New Jersey Primaries - 98% reporting
John McCain: 55% +52 delegates [Winner takes all] Hillary Clinton: 54% +50 delegates
Mitt Romney: 28% Barack Obama: 44% +37 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 8%  
New Mexico Primaries - 92% reporting
(Republican primary on June 3) Barack Obama: 49% +12 delegates
  Hillary Clinton: 48% +13 delegates
New York Primaries - 99% reporting
John McCain: 51% +101 delegates [Winner takes all] Hillary Clinton: 57% +105 delegates
Mitt Romney: 28% Barack Obama: 40% +74 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 11%  
North Dakota Caucuses - 100% reporting
Mitt Romney: 36% +8 delegates Barack Obama: 61% +8 delegates
John McCain: 23% +5 delegates Hillary Clinton: 37% +5 delegates
Ron Paul: 21% +5 delegates [Another surprise!]  
Oklahoma Primaries - 100% reporting
John McCain: 37% +29 delegates [Winner takes all] Hillary Clinton: 55% +18 delegates
Mike Huckabee: 33% +6 delegates Barack Obama: 31% +10 delegates
Mitt Romney: 25%  
Tennessee Primaries - 99% reporting
Mike Huckabee: 34% +12 delegates Hillary Clinton: 54% +26 delegates
John McCain: 32% +7 delegates Barack Obama: 41% +13 delegates
Mitt Romney: 24% +3 delegates  
Utah Primaries - 97% reporting
Mitt Romney: 90% +36 delegates [Winner takes all] Barack Obama: 57%
John McCain: 5% Hillary Clinton: 39%
Ron Paul: 3%  
West Virginia Convention - 100% reporting
Mike Huckabee: 52% +18 delegates [Winner takes all] (Democratic Primary on May 13)
Mitt Romney: 47%  

Delegate totals as of 10am on 2/9/2008
John McCain: 714
Mitt Romney: 299 [Has since dropped out]
Mike Huckabee: 211
Ron Paul: 16

Hillary Clinton: 1033
Barack Obama: 937
John Edwards: 26 [Dropped out, not sure why he still has these?]
Mike Gravel: 0 - Yes, he's still in the race.

"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 Feb 6, 2008 12:57 am by Samson in: | 7 comment(s) [Closed]
For the folks from California:

Proposition 91 - Transportation Funding: 58% No, 42% Yes
Proposition 92 - Community College Funding: 57% No, 43% Yes
Proposition 93 - Term Limit Reform: 53% No, 47% Yes
Propositions 94, 95, 96, and 97: Indian Gaming Initiatives: 56% Yes, 44% No

The results of the state propositions are something I can live with. The first 3 were all more of the same government BS. The gaming initiatives I voted against but the results have very little impact either way.

Of note, Measure S in Los Angeles has passed with 66% vs 34%. This was the so-called communications tax "cut" which was in reality a measure to voter approve a communications tax which had been previously ruled illegal. Way to go Angelenos. You blew that one.

Well, that's a wrap on the Republican party as we know it. Mitt Romney just bailed out like a chicken shitted little coward after just two days ago saying he was in it all the way. So hopefully all you liberals are happy, you've won the major battle in sabotaging our party. Now all that remains is for us to win the small fight and keep the Surrendercrats out of office. It's all we have left to cling to.


Are you referring to Romney's stated rationale for quitting being that at this point, he wants McCain to be able to focus on campaigning against the Democratic candidates so he can spend his energy on beating down the Democratic message that we need to get out of Iraq soon? And if liberals weren't so darn stupid as to run with such a terrible and pernicious platform, Romney wouldn't have had to quit for the sake of this principle?

Well, ok, but doesn't this also have to do, with, like, more people who are registered Republican voting for McCain than Romney? Principle or no, you think he'd have done the same if he were getting more delegates?

Romney's inability to keep his word is only a small part of it. I suppose I should know better than to expect one of these guys to do what they say they'll do, even when they said it 2 days ago, but hey.

No, I'm referring to the fact that our party has abandon its principles and nowhere does that become more crystal clear than right now with everything lining up behind McCain, who is arguably as liberal as Clinton on many issues. His domestic policy is indistinguishable from most democrats. He may as well be one.

The only substantial difference between him and Clinton or Obama is his continuing support for the war. That alone will be the only reason I'll hold my nose, choke back the disgust, and go vote for him come November. Surrendering Iraq now after all the gains we've finally made would be the most ludicrous decision we could make, and it's the only thing I can trust McCain will stick to. Since you can't have any of the rest of the crap they all want without national security, I have to side with the only candidate willing to uphold it. That doesn't mean I have to like the ruin he'll bring on pretty much everything else.

Mark Levine says it best here: it's a repost, the link to the original article appears to be broken.

Oh, ok, that argument makes much more sense. Wasn't sure which party you were bashing. ;)

I'm bashing both, as I am not at all happy with the choices on either side. This election has now come down to who stinks the least, and voting against the one who stinks more.

Don't these elections always end up coming down to that?

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