RFFM: McCain NOT Solidifying Party BaseSubmitted by primo1 on Sat, 05/10/2008 - 20:34
Dan Zanoza of Illinois' Republicans for Fair Media poses some key questions in his lastest column: "Huckabee + Paul Tally 27% of Republican Primary Vote in PA and 17% in Indiana...Oops!"
Houston, we have a problem! Or perhaps I should say, Republicans have a problem. Even though GOP crybabies--including Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity--now seem to be rallying around the candidacy of Sen. John McCain, the message has yet to filter down to the Party's base.
Though McCain is the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, in Pennsylvania Rep. Ron Paul finished second with over 15% of the Republican votes cast. Gov. Mike Huckabee snatched up nearly 12% of those who voted on the GOP's side of the ballot. Both men tallied a very tidy 27% of all votes in a primary that was over before it started.
In Indiana, Paul and Huckabee scooped up 17% of Republican votes, combined, in that state's presidential horse race. Folks, Paul and Huckabee weren't even trying and there wasn't even a race that day.
Does anyone besides myself see a problem here?