I am fed up of hearing on the news, political talk show programs, and the internet that the Republicans are down to a "2 man race." Romney is making calls to the Super Tuesday states with a statement that sounds as if Huckabee is no longer a candidate. He says, "The race for the Republican nomination for President is NOW a two person race." Hannity and Limbaugh have been calling on Huckabee to step out of the primary, because he is splitting the evangelical vote with Romney. They've been saying, "A vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain."
Gov. Huckabee replied to that charge by saying, "A vote for me is a vote for me!" Only 8% of delegates have been elected. All three candidates are close to each other in delegate count. (As an aside, if Thompson hadn't split the evangelical votes in South Carolina, Huckabee would have won, and the momentum McCain gained, would not have occurred.)
Of the Super Tuesday States, Huckabee is leading or tied for the lead in Tennessee (55 delegates), Georgia (72), Missouri (58), Alabama (48), Arkansas (34) and Oklahoma (41). Also, a FOX poll, has Huckabee and Romney TIED for 2nd. On the other hand, Mitt Romney is leading in Massachusets (43), Colorado (46), and Utah (36). It appears that Huckabee will be ahead of Romney in delegate count after Tuesday. (For more in-depth numbers, click here)
My question is, why doesn't Romney drop out, and stop splitting the evangelical vote. A vote for Romney is a vote for McCain.
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