It's too bad the winner-take-all GOP rules wrongly gave the nomination to McCain so early. Most of the states didn't get a voice in choosing the Republican nominee. And if the GOP had had a REAL nomination battle, instead of a short-circuited snoozer, I seriously, seriously doubt McCain would have emerged as their standard-bearer in November.
McCain is a math error. Huckabee and Romney simply cancelled each other out, and McCain's 1/3 took the delegates. And now true Republicans don't have a candidate this fall.
Here's to the 220,000 Republicans who went to the polls in PA to embarrass McCain. And here's to the 16% of the PA voters who voted for Ron Paul.
How McCain Lost in Pennsylvania
27 percent of Republican primary voters didn’t just tell pollsters they would defect from their party’s standard-bearer; they went to the polls, gas prices be damned, to vote against Mr. McCain.
Though ignored by every channel I surfed, there actually was a G.O.P. primary on Tuesday, open only to registered Republicans. And while it was superfluous in determining that party’s nominee, 220,000 Pennsylvania Republicans (out of their total turnout of 807,000) were moved to cast ballots for Mike Huckabee or, more numerously, Ron Paul.