Sunday, January 20, 2008

Misunderstanding Nevada and South Carolina - Election 2008

It seems that the mainstream media has forgotten what the primaries and caucuses are all about. The idea that it takes delegates, not percentages, to win the nomination, has apparently slipped their minds. This morning's newspaper proudly proclaimed that McCain and Clinton won the battles yesterday on January 19, 2008.

But did they?

On the Democrat side, even though Hillary Clinton won a total of 51% of the vote, and Barack Obama pulled off 45%, in reality, Obama was the winner because he gained 13 delegates over Clinton's 12.

And even though McCain has won South Carolina (which, by the way, the winner in South Carolina has always won the nomination), in the overall numbers, Romney (who won in Nevada) is still the leader in total delegates (even though the media will proclaim he's in serious trouble).

As a closing note, it is a shame that Hunter has stepped out of the race. Due to the lack of fire in his belly, Fred Thompson (as much as I hate to say it) may be next. Giuliani needs to step down. Yet another failed showing tells me he's done.

Note: Today was National Sanctity of Human Life Day

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