CNN has projected McCain the winner. With 62% of precincts reporting, McCain is ahead of Romney 36% to 32%, with Giuliani’s presidential aspirations going up in smoke, or rather, going up in a 15% debacle. More later.
UPDATE: Final is 36-31. It’s a Romney/McCain race and McCain is the prohibitive favorite. He’s now the yardstick against which to measure a Dem candidate.
UPDATE: Giuliani’s going to drop out and endorse McCain. Yay war!
UPDATE: Ex-Grister Kate Sheppard is down in Florida covering the primaries. She says turnout for the non-delegate-producing, allegedly fake Florida Democratic primary “surpassed the turnout for any primary on record ever in the state, according to the Florida Democratic Party.”
Lots of folks are upset over the cheesy spin Clinton’s trying to put on her more-or-less uncontested primary win. Still, it does seem a little strange to completely disregard the votes of a million people in the most diverse state yet to host a primary.