Sunday, February 10, 2008

Count the votes

Saturday night, the Republican party in Washington state called the results of the caucus for my candidate, John McCain.

Turns out, though, that he might have jumped the gun.

Oh, Senator McCain is still leading with 26% to Governor Huckabee's 24%, with Rep. Ron Paul at 21%, with 87% of the votes counted.

If NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, or Fox News had called it for McCain, nobody would be saying a thing.

But Washington state chairman Luke Esser called it for McCain.

If that is indeed what happened -- and reports from MSNBC, CBS, Fox News, and others say it is -- then that's wrong.

Votes should be counted. All the votes.

If McCain ends up in first place, then I'm happy because my candidate won.

If Huckabee ends up in first place, then that's just how it goes. You win some, you lose some.

Oh, I suspect that when the votes are counted, Senator McCain will still end up in first place.

But the way to make sure is to count all the votes.


  1. It's all a misunderstanding and an over-reaction on Huck's part. See my blog for an explanation.


  2. Thanks for the update!

    It always helps to have somebody who was actually there to be able to tell what actually went on.

  3. Hi Basil: Hey welcome aboard the Straight Talk Express!

    While Mike Huckabee continues to play the role of Don Quixote (or is he Sancho Panza?), John McCain should concentrate on our real antagonists, Senators Obama and Clinton. I hope he emphasizes the former, because it's looking as if Obama will get the nomination.

    Recently, Sharon sent out the FoxNews picture of an Obama office with a Cuban/Che Guevara flag. Of course, Obama's aversion to the American flag is well-known. Today, I reprinted the picture on my blog, and I've been receiving a lot of response, including from the media. You can see the picture and the links at my blog:

    Obama is the farthest Left candidate ever to run for President (Howard Dean and John Edwards notwithstanding), and his relationships with George Soros and will be fascinating as the campaign unfolds. Barack, prepare to be in a world of hurt between now and November 4.

    I will re-visit your blog frequently.

    steve maloney
    ambridge, pa


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