Pay Attention ’08–Obama vs. McCain?

February 20, 2008

The saga continues in the most interesting primary campaign of my lifetime.

On the Republican side, John McCain has the nomination all but wrapped up. Romney, who dropped out of the race a week and a half ago, has since endorsed McCain, who will soon have the delegates needed to secure the nomination. The only real contender left is Huckabee. While Huck has won some contests, McCain continues to add to his delegate count. Again, I’m pleased with how this is turning out; I think McCain is the Republican’s best shot in Novemeber.

On the Democratic side, Barack Obama won his 9th straight contest tonight. He has now surpassed Clinton in the delegate count, but the race remains close. It seems to me the Democratic establishment favors Clinton–she is much more experienced. However, the voters continue to come out for Obama, who clearly has the most momentum of any candidate right now.

Another interesting thing to note is that the voter turnout is much higher on the Democratic side. When I watched Obama’s victory speech on the night of the Iowa Caucuses, I had this feeling that I was listening to the next President of the United States. I still feel like that is the most likely outcome, but there is still much campaigning to be done! So keep paying attention.

I’m hoping to post a blog not related to politics soon…


One Response to “Pay Attention ’08–Obama vs. McCain?”

  1. Dad said

    Don’t forget Nader.

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