Potomac Primary Predictions And Monday Open Threadby Doug Mataconis
This job is getting a lot easier now that the Democratic race is down to two people and the Republican race is essentially over. Nonetheless, here we go.
Over the weekend, some may have gotten the impression that Mike Huckabee was riding the wave of a stop McCain movement, but that wave will crash on the shores of the Eastern Atlantic.
John McCain will win Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and he will win all of them by substantial margins. He will win all of the delegates up for grabs in Virginia and the District and he’ll win most, if not all, of Maryland’s delegates as well.
Ron Paul continue to garner about 5% of the vote even though he has basically stopped actively campaigning for President.
And then, finally, Republicans will realize what they should have realized after Super Tuesday. The race is over. John McCain will be the nominee.
The Barack Obama wave will continue on Tuesday. He’ll win substantial victories in Maryland and D.C. and he will win Virginia, though his margin of victory may be smaller than recent polls have shown.
The Democratic Delegate race will continue to be tight, but with Obama continuing to rack up victories, it’s hard to see how the superdelegates will be able to go against the will of their party.