Saturday, February 9, 2008

Huckaboom?! (Dennis)

OK so on the Democratic side, Obama gave a thrashing to Hillary in three states today: WA, LA, NE and by larger than expected margins in WA and NE.

But the bigger story could be on the Republican side, where Mike Huckabee looks like he's going to beat McCain in Kansas and LA and is close to McCain (2 points) in WA. Now, maybe it's just me, but it sure doesn't look like the electorate is following the media storyline of "Republicans Unifying Behind McCain." This race might not be over.

Now you might ask: "But doesn't McCain have an insurmountable lead?"

True if you look at it this way:

McCain: 714
Huckleberry: 217

But as Kos points out, you could look at it this way:

Huckleberry+Mittmentum: 503

Now, while Huckabee and McCain have been buddy buddy, what if HuckleMittmentum reach a delegate total to capture the Republican nomination? The only thing John McCain would be willing to offer is the Vice Presidency to Huck, but what if Mitt decides to throw his delegates to Huck in exchange for the VP slot? Huck would have to take that, right?

Well, I wouldn't worry too much, McCainiacs, it's still an uphill climb for the Huck. I mean it's not like the remaining primaries favor Huck's working class charm and evangelical roots...

Feb: Virginia(remember, rural Republican Virginia, not Democratic Northern VA), Maryland, DC

March: Texas, Mississippi, Ohio, Vermont

April: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh in the west, Philadelphia in the east, and Alabama in the middle, guess where all the Republicans are?)

May: North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Nebraska, Idaho, Oregon

June: South Dakota, New Mexico


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