Wednesday, 6 February 2008

McCain Wins

John McCain's people are busy telling everybody that their man has already won the GOP nomination.

According to the completely excellent politicalwire:
"It's virtually impossible for Romney or Huckabee to be the nominee just based on the arithmetic."

-- McCain adviser Charlie Black, quoted by NBC News, noting that McCain has 775 delegates, Romney had 284 and Huckabee has 205.

Added Black: "It takes 1,191 to clinch the nomination. There are 963 left to be chosen, so Romney or Huckabee would have to have all of them -- all of them -- to get to 1,191. Now you can't do that because a majority of those 963 are chosen in proportional primaries, which means you'd have to get 100% if the vote to get them all."
There's plenty of dosh over at Betfair at 5,6, and 7%. It means tying your money up until September, but should be worthwhile for those with high liquidity.

Also today, McCain pulled out of the meeting with Gordon Brown scheduled for this Friday. Which makes life just that bit easier for David Cameron who was failing to get a meeting of his own with the Republican nominee.

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