Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Michigan Results

With about 10% of precincts reporting and Romney up by 6 points, both Fox and NBC just called the MI race for Romney, who essentially had to win tonight to have any shot at winning the nomination. It's one thing to lose a state that borders your current home where you were governor, but quite another to lose in a state where you were born and raised and where your own father was governor.

I predict that this result will end McCain's NH bounce, which came at Rudy's expense. Tom Bevan of RealClearPolitics put it best, posting the following a few hours ago after the exit polls were released:
How does the saying go? Once an accident, twice a coincidence, three times a trend. If Romney wins tonight we'll have three different winners in the first three primary states (no offense, Wyoming) which means the only thing consistent about this year's Republican race thus far is chaos - and that makes Rudy Giuliani one very happy camper.
It also makes his supporters happy campers too!

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