Wednesday, February 6, 2008

What's next?

So it's time to look at what's next. Here are some things to watch in the wake of Super Tuesday:

  • Can John McCain parlay wins in nine states out of the 21 holding GOP contests today into true frontrunner status? What will he -- or won't he -- say in a major speech to CPAC, a major conservative organization, to assuage their concerns about his conservatism?
  • Will Mike Huckabee now call on Mitt Romney to get out of the GOP race, since he is fracturing the conservative vote?
  • How much more $$$$$ will Romney pour into his effort to be president?
  • What will happen to the Democratic delegates stripped from Michigan and Florida? Hillary pledged to fight to have them seated, the decision made by the DNC last year notwithstanding.

Next contests, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, include the Louisiana primaries and Wyoming caucuses for both parties, Kansas caucuses for Republicans and caucuses for Nebraska Democrats. Democrats in Maine will follow with their caucuses a day later, then primaries in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Had enough yet?