A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Sunday, January 20, 2008

McCain takes South Carolina with a third of the cake!

The Republican primary cake could well end up with several slices and quite a few crumbs to be gathered up. Senator John McCain won the South Carolina primary with 33% of the vote. That puts him well into the long-playing record stakes. I know they say that no Republican candidate has won the nomination who hasn't won South Carolina, etc, etc, but this still is a race open for the others. Others who garnered between them 66%!

If McCain is to succeed he will need to ratchet things up into the 45% bracket and make sure he's not a one-hit wonder (he's actually got more hits this time!) and that the song is short, sharp and sweet.

The result -

John McCain: 33%
Mike Huckabee: 30%
Fred Thompson: 16%
Mitt Romney: 15%
Ron Paul: 4%
Rudy Giuliani: 2%

Ron Paul came in on 4%, not good, I freely admit, but he still beat the one-time hot favourite, Rudy Giuliani. Huckabee can claim, rightly I feel, that he remains a contender.

It's not over till the fat lady sings, whoever she may be!


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