"On CNN just now, Mark Halperin pointed out that one reason this is a big blow to McCain is that the press will talk about the endorsement for the next few days, cutting into the time McCain has left."
That's exactly what I said on another blog. Well, different words, same sentiment.
McCain praised Lewis earlier this year, and most people probably were not aware of some of the more hateful remarks people at McCain / Palin campaign events have shouted out. If handled well, McCain might be able to earn a draw, but they are walking a fine line here, and could make matters worse.
Hell, if they go too far, their base might turn on them.
Every time I read a post by Jerome Armstrong, I think its time to hold an intervention for him.
"The hatred of Clinton runs deep among the Obama supporters..."
I started out supporting Edwards, but when it became clear he would not win, I switched to Clinton. But when it became clear she was willing to destroy the part rather than lose, she lost my support. We need unity to defeat McCain and people like Jerome Armstrong are part of the problem. I have taken MyDD off my daily blog reading list and I hope Mr. Armstrong will snap out of it and start healing the wounds HE has caused. Although since he doesn't recognize the damage he's done, I doubt this will happen.
I remember a time when many Clinton supporters were telling everyone that small states don't count. Now the race hinges on West Virginia? How did that happen?
By the way, unless Hillary Clinton gets 70% of the delegates from West Virginia, she will fall further behind Obama in terms of percent of remaining delegates needed to clinch it. To emphasize, 50%+1 isn't a win, 70% is.
At this point, the Democrats winning only 10 seats would be seen as a disappointment. I don't think they will match their gains from 2006, but that isn't out of the question given results like this (and the huge edge in money).
Could Huckabee keep McCain from winning the nomination outright? Could there be a brokered convention for the GOP? I don't know how many Super Delegates there are for the GOP, so I don't know if that is possible.