Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Super Tuesday Night: Quotes of the Evening

It was fun; watching (mostly CNN) while sitting in front of the TV with my laptop on a TV tray, going back and forth among a number of blogs and sites to see how things were being spun.

I don't have a direct quote, but I greatly enjoyed CNN's John King explaining, more than once, that it's really important for the candidates to do well in counties where there are more people. The first time he said it I thought it was kinda self-evident, but he kept coming back to it, so maybe not.

Stephen Green spent the night drunk-blogging, and came up with this gem:

"North Dakota goes for Obama, where the registered Democrat also happens to be a black guy."

But the hands-down winner of the evening was Mike Huckabee, who came up with this instant "in your face, loser" classic:

"I've got to say that Mitt Romney was right about one thing — this is a two-man race. He was just wrong about who the other man in the race was. It's me, not him."

For a brief moment, I almost felt sorry for Romney. There's no question in my mind that he thought it would all be over by now. He was right - it just didn't turn out the way he'd mapped it out.

I also had a lot of fun following the comments section on Hugh Hewitt's blog, as dozens of commenters (whether trolls or regular readers, hard to say) gleefully tormented Hugh for his unwavering "Mitt's still in this thing" spin-machine. Hewitt has an interesting task ahead of him now. After spending the greater part of the last month telling Huckabee voters that they were wasting their votes, he's got to somehow keep them in the fold when McCain wraps things up. It's a fine mess Hugh's gotten himself into, and watching it unfold will be highly entertaining.

Hillary's margin in California was a surprise, but as it turns out, her advantage in delegates was fairly slim. As last night made clear, this one is going down to the wire. Right now that seems exciting, but by May I'm worried that people might be sick of both of them.

All in all, not a bad way to spend a wintry Tuesday evening.

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