Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Yet Another Plurality

Florida 2000:
George W. Bush won the primary with 73.8 percent; John McCain came in second with 19.9 percent.
Florida 2008:

McCain wins Florida, CNN projects

With 55 percent of Republican precincts reporting, McCain held a 36-32 percent lead over Romney. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani trailed with 15 percent of the vote, followed closely by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee who held 13 percent.

Winner-take-all does not work with this many candidates.

In related news, the AP reports:
Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent who nearly won the vice presidency as a Democrat in 2000, says there's no way he'll be Republican Sen. John McCain's running mate should McCain become the party's presidential nominee.
This should never have been seriously considered. The Senate does not need to be driven further to the left.


Anti-War-Protester said...

Florida has deminished itself to zero with a winner take all system. This was a Bush move that now comes back to roost and hurt every voting Republican in Florida!

I say a pox on the Republican Party until it wakes up and starts to release it's elitist ways.

I'm Republican and I vote. I will also fight for the right of my vote to count.

Nick said...

Actually, Florida Democrats diminished themselves to zero. Republicans were only penalized 50% for ignoring the interests of the national party.