Election 2008


Super Tuesday’s Results Tallied

February 07, 2008 12:57 AM
by findingDulcinea Staff
John McCain moves well ahead of the Republican competition and Mike Huckabee surprises many by rallying. The Democratic race remains too close to call.

30-Second Summary

John McCain emerged as the likely candidate to become the Republican nominee, despite his untraditional approach to conservatism. The Los Angeles Times writes of Arizona senator’s appeal to the GOP base: “McCain pleases many but satisfies few.”

In contrast, the Democratic nomination is still up in the air. Although the Super Tuesday primary results often help to clarify the party choice, the political struggle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continues.

The Chicago Sun Times
reflects, “If you hoped Tuesday would steer the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama … or Hillary Clinton, well, it was a frustrating night. Or was it?”

Voter enthusiasm continues to rise during this election year. The Los Angeles Times describes the “huge turnout in many primary races,” illustrating that the ongoing fight for the Democratic nomination is holding the interest of American voters.   

At time of writing, McCain had an 18.9 percent lead on Mitt Romney; Clinton was ahead by 3.2 percent.

Headline Link: Obama and Clinton go into overtime; McCain Moves Ahead

Opinion & Analysis: Voters energized

Related Topic: Superdelegates

Reference: Following the race


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