Super Tuesday Up and Running…Results!

5 02 2008

Filed under: Election, 2008, Politics

UPDATE – 5:00 pm: Dr. Dobson speaks on the candidates. Scroll for updates…

Scott at Election Projection lays out the horrors that will unfold today.

Here’s how I see the Republican races unfolding today. John McCain will be the big winner. It just so happens that in many states where McCain is ahead, the method is winner-take-all. As a result, he stands to gain large delegate blocks in such states as New York, Arizona, Missouri, and New Jersey. One the other hand, with the exception of Utah, states Mitt Romney might be expected to win break down the allocation of delegates to more than one candidate. For example, Romney’s home state of Massachusetts employs a proportional model.

The bottom line is that McCain’s delegates will come easier than Romney’s, increasing the effect of his strong polling numbers nationwide.

Aarrrgh!

As Michelle Malkin says, “Reality bites.” Aye, it does.
Stop The ACLU has a round up.
Captain Ed looks at the importance of blogs in an election.
Joe Carter cautions on why conservatives shouldn’t support Mitt.

GOP states and delegates on the table today:

AL: 47
AK: 28
AZ: 52
AR: 34
CA: 172
CO: 46
CT: 29
DE: 18
GA: 71
IL: 70
MN: 40
MO: 58
NJ: 52
NY: 101
ND: 26
OK: 41
TN: 54
UT: 35

I will be attending a Super Tuesday this evening and will post results afterwards.

UPDATE – 5:00 pm: Dr. Dobson released a statement to The Laura Ingraham Show today and spoke his personal opinions about the election. And sees things the same as I do.

“I am deeply disappointed the Republican Party seems poised to select a nominee who did not support a Constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage, voted for embryonic stem-cell research to kill nascent human beings, opposed tax cuts that ended the marriage penalty, has little regard for freedom of speech, organized the Gang of 14 to preserve filibusters in judicial hearings, and has a legendary temper and often uses foul and obscene language.

“I am convinced Sen. McCain is not a conservative, and in fact, has gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes of those who are. He has sounded at times more like a member of the other party. McCain actually considered leaving the GOP caucus in 2001, and approached John Kerry about being Kerry’s running mate in 2004. McCain also said publicly that Hillary Clinton would make a good president. Given these and many other concerns, a spoonful of sugar does NOT make the medicine go down. I cannot, and will not, vote for Sen. John McCain, as a matter of conscience.

“But what a sad and melancholy decision this is for me and many other conservatives. Should Sen. McCain capture the nomination as many assume, I believe this general election will offer the worst choices for president in my lifetime. I certainly can’t vote for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama based on their virulently anti-family policy positions. If these are the nominees in November, I simply will not cast a ballot for president for the first time in my life. These decisions are my personal views and do not represent the organization with which I am affiliated. They do reflect my deeply held convictions about the institution of the family, about moral and spiritual beliefs, and about the welfare of our country.”

I don’t know how anyone could think McCain is a conservative. Here are five reasons why: McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Lieberman, the Keating 5, and the Gang of 14. Another is the fact that liberals are constantly questioning just what it is the beef conservatives have with McCain. Of course they would ask that. They’re liberal. He’s liberal. They don’t understand why everyone isn’t a liberal. They think conservatism is old fashioned, out of date, and anti-progress. If he wins the national election, liberals’ issues are still covered. It would be the equivalent of a Reagan, a conservative, running as a … God forgive me … a Democrat and having two other true conservatives running as Republicans. Whomever wins, our issues are covered. How else would McCain pick up the endorsement of the NYTimes and Washington Post? He’s a liberal.

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