Senator McCain's win in the Sunshine State makes him the undisputed front-runner for the Republican nomination.
He beat Romney among voters who considered the Economy and National Security their most important issues. Romney's CEO argument failed.
He beat Romney with Hispanics...not just Cubans, but the Puerto Rican constituency in Central Florida. Here Mel Martinez helped significantly with robo-calls in Spanish.
The Military, veterans, and their families voted for one of their own. Seniors and older folks embraced him as well.
Republicans of every stripe voted overwhelmingly for McCain...Gov.Crist's endorsement helped among every demographic...Gov.Crist is the most popular governor in the Country with a 95% approval rating in the State.
Hard Core Conservative ideologues were the only group who chose Romney. I assume, more out their distrust for McCain than their "trust" for the flip-flopping Romney, atleast I hope so.
Rudy Giuliani, after a gracious concession speech, announced he'll drop out of the race and endorse John McCain at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley California tomorrow night. Rudy seemed like a weight had been lifted from his shoulders.
Rudy, being a shrewd campaigner, realizes that McCain will beat him in NY; soooo he might as well be a part his victory or suffer a career damaging loss in his home state. Rudy can be a valuable McCain surrogate throughout the North East and he has a strong fund raising organization in California. McCain is ahead of Romney in CA by 13 pts and is well on his way to winning the Primaries in the other States...the polling was done before his Florida win.
(The emperor has no clothes)
Rush Limbaugh has been bad mouthing John McCain to the ditto heads on his hot air radio show. He had the nerve to demand that his cult following reject McCain or face the destruction of the Republican Party. What a narrow minded blubber butt!!
The block headed conservatives who buy into his rants are but a discredited minority who have been decisively defeated by a majority of loyal, positive thinking Republicans who welcome a diverse majority of party members and keep the faith that with their numbers can defeat Hillary Clinton and enhance the popularity of the Republican Party.
Why should any Republican drink the koolaide and comit political suicide for a shock jock who's never served anything but his own self-interest?
Congratulations John McCain. Here's looking forward to Super Tuesday and a hard fought battle for the WH in 2008. I can think of no one more capable of leading R-Party to victory in the fight of R-lives.