Early winners: the New York Mets, who have apparently won the Johan Santana derby. At 8:30, McCain is barely edging Romney with 35% in. Hillary way ahead of Obama and the spin will soon begin in the "unofficial" primary. Hillary then took the stage in Florida to declare "victory" (despite agreeing to not take it seriously). Finally, Rudy tops Ron Paul! Morning Joe and Crazy Pat at MSNBC agree that McCain's platform is "no jobs, let the illegals stay and more wars." At 9 p.m. most of the networks call it for McCain in a close vote. Rumors rampant that Rudy will drop out tomorrow -- and back McCain. Then NBC shortly after 9:11 p.m. confirms that news.
Obama campaign sends out email: "Breaking… Obama and Clinton tie for delegates in Florida. 0 for Obama, 0 for Clinton.” New reports surface that Hillary wanted to sit with Obama at the State of the Union address for sake of party unity, and he rejected it. His campaign denies this. In more excitement, see the new Caroline Kennedy TV spot for Obama below. I am updating at E&P:
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
McCain takes Florida, Rudy to quit, Hillary tries to let Sunshine in
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