Unfortunately, for like two hours now, the Washington results have been Huck-a-stuck at 78% reporting, so we still don’t know if there will be a Huck-a-sweep.
Sorry… I’ll stop now. :)
(Seriously, though, I believe there have been exactly three updates to the WA GOP results all night. First 0% of the precincts were reporting, then 16%, then 37%, then 78%. Long delays between each of those reports, and nothing in between. Very odd.)
I wasn’t watching when they called the race, but I bet the on-air announcement went something like this:
Right now, we have another projection. [whooosh, fancy graphics, lalala, whooosh] Based on the latest numbers coming in right now, CNN can now project that Mike Huckabee, Mike Huckabee, will win the Louisiana primary. Mike Huckabee, the winner in Louisiana, a very important state. What does this mean? Let’s turn to the best political team on television right now for some analysis of this important result…
If I was a conservative, ‘values voter’ living in Louisiana, what motivation would I have to vote in today’s (oops, yesterday’s) primary? After all, McCain will almost certainly win the nomination, so what’s the point? I can think of three possible reasons:
1) I heart Huckabee, and want to strengthen his standing as VP candidate (or maybe even as a candidate in 2012, if the Dems win in November)
2) I want to make McCain worry about the GOP base, to extent that he will adopt more ‘base-friendly’ policies in the General
3) I just don’t like McCain period, and want to register my dissatisfaction with him in some way.
I suspect it could be a mixture of these. But it would be interesting to see if the exit polls can shed any light on this.
PS: I’m not “a conversative values voter living in Louisiana.” Just for the record. :)
Seems to me that Pastor Huckster is very well-tailored to look like a Big Winner in Louisiana.
“Louisiana” meaning, of course, the North Country fair. Home of countless conservative Bible-believing Protestant Republicans.
Now in that Other state, away to the South, the one named Loozeeanne, I’m not too Sure about Fightin’ Mike’s intrinsic appeal. ;}. Then again, an awful lot of the Orleanders & the Plaqueminesies & the sons-&-daughters of Evangeline are damn Democrats anyways, ain’t they?? (Let us Never forget to Never confuse Evangelinians with Evangelicals, btw :)
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