When California moved up its primary to Feb. 5, it hoped to have a role in choosing the presidential nominess. Well, the Golden State is getting its wish.
On the Democratic side, Sen. Hillary Clinton has won six states at this hour including the big two: New York and Masschusetts. Sen. Barack Obama has won seven including Illinois and two toss-up states: Utah and Connecticut. Which way will California go?
On the Republican side, California may represent Mitt Romney’s last chance to hang on to his nomination hopes. It’s been a rough night for the former Masschusetts governor having lost much ground to Sen. John McCain and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Huckabee was just declared the winner in Georgia, to go along with his victories in Alabama, Arkansas and West Virginia.
It’s unlikely that California will make a final determination on who will win the nomination, but it will determine who is the clear front-runner. Then again, with so many absentee ballots expected to be turned in late in California, these results may not be known for a day or two.
This could be exciting – or maybe not . . .
– Paul Gullixson
may be getting their w