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.