Sunday, February 10, 2008

Not exactly rallying behind the presumptive nominee

In his big win of the day, John McCain gets an anemic 26% of the vote in Washington state and that was the good news for McCain yesterday.

McCain lost narrowly to Rev Huckabee in Louisiana and got his clock cleaned in KS with Rev Huckabee getting 60% of the vote to McCain's 24% in Ron Paul territory.

But the story doesn't end there. As if McCain's sole 'win' of the day wasn't sad enough, it appears something is rotten in the State of Washington.
[McCain] was losing narrowly in Washington state and then pulled ahead by a narrow margin (less than two points) toward the end. But then with 87% of the returns counted, the Washington state GOP, which runs the caucuses stopped releasing results. That left us and a lot of other news organizations in a bit of a quandary last night since it looked like McCain was going to pull it off. But as late as 1:30 AM on the east coast promised new results kept failing to materialize.

Then over night the Washington state GOP put out a press release announcing McCain the winner based on the 87% returns.
Washington GOP officials say final results will be available Monday. I think Rev Huckabee's supporters might be concerned by these events.

The GOP has real problems.

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