Thursday, February 07, 2008

Romney Out, McCain to take the nomination

Mitt Romney has bowed out of the Republican Primary, making it almost certain that John McCain will be the Republican nominee. Interestingly this means McCain will not need to negotiate with Mike Huckabee for his delegates at a brokered convention as he is very likely to have enough delegates to win outright.

Although some strategists have suggested McCain may pick Huckabee as a running mate this seems unlikely because McCain is very likely to win most southern states anyway, and appears likely to choose a moderate Republican running mate in an effort to have a shot at capturing Ohio, Florida, and other key states in the general election.

Only Ron Paul, Mike Huckabee, and John McCain remain in the Republican primary with McCain far ahead in delegate count and overall support.


Anonymous said...

I don't think he'll pick Romney or Huckabee as his running mate. I don't know who he'll pick, but those two don't seem like good choices for him.

Joseph Hunkins said...

I agree - I think he'll look for a moderate Republican to try to get Ohio, a key state in general election.