Curiouser and couriouser
Obama wins Louisiana, Washington state, Nebraska, and one of my favorite spots, the Virgin Islands.
Hillary wins zip, but is predicted to win Maine tomorrow.
Even more interesting was Huckabee's surprising showing, winning Kansas, and the race too close to call at the moment in Louisiana and Washington state, indicating that the hard-core conservatives are flocking his way now that McCain has been all but named the Republican nominee.
It seems impossible for Huckabee to actually pull it off and catch up with McCain, but the clear swing towards him is pretty clear evidence that arch-conservatives are making it clear they're not willing to go along with the idea of McCain as their standard bearer.
The perpetually angry conservatives are apparently making their feelings known at the ballot box.
Counts by news organizations still have Clinton with a slight edge in delegates after tonight, so the mini-landslide for Obama still doesn't break the deadlock between the two candidates.
One of the pundit army made an observation that I found interesting tonight as well. They noted that in the past, Republicans have had plenty of opportunity to choose McCain as their candidate, seeing as he's been trying to be president for decades, but conspicuously passed every time. There's a good reason for this, they implied, and that is that he's simply not that popular among the ideological far right that has so effectively hi-jacked the party.
Could McCain represent a push-back by the less fanatical wing of the Republican party and a return to at least semi-sanity? In that resepect, McCain may be the Republican party's last chance to save itself.
Of course, I couldn't be more happy if the zealots are successful in carrying out their ideological death wish by undermining anyone who they view as not sufficiently submissive to their radical ideology The right wing loves to stop thinking and follow authority almost as much as they love viciously attacking anyone they see as not doing so.
Thoughts? Observations? Predictions?