Last night the primaries were held in North Carolina and Indiana. Everyone is now calling Barak Obama the presumptive nominee for the Democrats. I think we've all known for about 2 months that this was going to end up being an Obama / McCain election but we've all had fun watching Hillary and Obama duke it out (I have certainly enjoyed it).
But last nights election had some interesting results on the Republican side (as pointed out by Drudge Report)
Candidate, Votes, Percent
McCain, 381,138, 73%
Huckabee, 62,917, 12%
Paul, 40,275, 8%
No Pref, 20,305, 4%
Keyes, 13,589, 3%
McCain, 317,837, 77%
Huckabee, 41,018, 10%
Paul, 31,481, 8%
Romney, 19,480, 5%
Of course McCain won handily but in two primaries where NO ONE was campaigning against him and he has already won, 26% and 22% of Republicans voted against him. Allan Keyes actually got over 13000 votes and I didn't even know he was a candidate. Romney got out months ago and he still got 19000 votes.
IMO that means that THOUSANDS of Republicans decided that the disliked McCain enough to get out of their chairs, get in the car, drive to the polls, and vote against someone that has already won.
I think McCain has issues and I still don't think he's going to win.