---Rush Limbaugh makes Primary Endorsement- Gov. Romney
13:30 CST- Huckabee wins W. Va with cooperation from the McCain Group. See my article below on the "back room dealings" that occurred with McCain ordering his people to back Huckabee.
This from the Romney Campaign:
"Unfortunately, this is what Senator McCain's inside Washington ways look like: he cut a backroom deal with the tax-and-spend candidate he thought could best stop Governor Romney's campaign of conservative change.
"Governor Romney had enough respect for the Republican voters of West Virginia to make an appeal to them about the future of the party based on issues. This is why he led on today's first ballot. Sadly, Senator McCain cut a Washington backroom deal in a way that once again underscores his legacy of working against Republicans who are interested in championing conservative policies and rebuilding the party."
15:00 CST- Personal note: the weather in the Kansas City area is not improving. We are between showers now, but we could be looking for 5+ inches of snow in the metro starting around the rush-hour with ice and sleet
18:00 CST- Only a little while to go until all hell breaks loose... this is going to be a long night. Ihave been reading some exits online, and they are early exits, but I am wondering if Arizona may be in the "too close to call" range for some time. Obama wins GA and too close to call on the GOP Side
19:00 CST- McCain gets IL and CT and NJ?, Romney gets MA. Fox is giving AL to Huckleberry; CNN has not called it.
19:26 CST- Michelle Malkin is saying watch Arizona... I agree... some leaked exits that Ace has are showing Arizona TIED!!!
19:30 CST- Arkansas goes for Huckleberry and Clinton ; Delaware for McCain;
19:51 CST- Here is where we are at based on CNN, Fox and MSNBC on the GOP Side-
Arkansas, Alabama- Huckleberry
New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois, Connectitcut- McCain
Massachuttsets- Gov. Romney
I expect shortly the press starting to talk about Arizona shortly when Arizona closes.
20:00 CST- Clinton gets New York per Fox.... ARIZONA IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL!!!! (Happy Dance!!!) MSNBC gives CT to Obama. New Jersey goes to Clinto on the Democrat side...
20:18 CST- So Fox called NY for McCain, but is saying McCain is getting "pummelled" in Arizona!
20:28 CST- Obama gets Alabama
Just spent time looking at the County by County breakdown in Missouri.... I am almost willing to bet on Romney-- Despite what Carl Rove is saying... I am looking at the numbers and the lions share of the suburban counties on the western side of the state are not in and those that are in are trending Romney... This is the Metro counties I am refering to.
20:40 CST- Kansas Democrats go for Obama-- at least that is what Fox is saying.
21:00 CST- Romney and Obama get Utah, Obama gets North Dakota
HotAir has a lot of good comments tonight...
21:34 CST- North Dakota goes to Romney
21:41 CST- Arizona is called for McCain--- but I will be curious what the final numbers are. Georgia and Tennesse for Huckleberry
21:50 CST- I am looking at the Missouri Secretary of States web site and I am seeing few results for Kansas City and limited results for St. Louis. NO precincts reporting in Kansas City. Less than half in St. Louis county have reported and as I have watched Romney is closing the 2000 vote gap between him and McCain in that county. Romney is leading in the few results that are back in the counties around Kansas City... but again, there are only 10's of precints reporting with a couple hundred or more still out.
22:00 CST- California polls are closed
22:09 CST- Montana goes Romney--
Why is the Missouri Secretary of State Web Site behind the St. Louis Post site, in reporting numbers?
22:12 CST Ok... Now the Secretary of State site shows 2751 Precincts reporting of 3371 and Huckabee is up by 2500... Romney behind by 20,000
22:16 CST- Idaho goes to Obama
22:19 CST- Drudge is reporting that Romney gets Colorado. NBC says Romney gets Montana... Drudge is also calling Missouri for McCain, but I am not so sure...
22:30 CST- At this point in Missouri there is a 47 vote difference between Huckabee and McCain with McCain ahead
22:42 CST- John McCain is trying SO hard to suck up. Praising Arizona (where he has not won by a landslide), Praising Governor Huckabee, Praising Governor Romney... and of course he is now speaking of being a conservative...
22:53 CST- Fox is now calling Missouri for McCain. I am looking at the numbers and there is less than 0.5% between McCain and Huckabee, so I am sure there will be a re-count.
23:05 CST- Fox called Arizona for Hillary on the Democrat side. Obama has just finished speaking. All I can say at this point is that Obama MUST be stopped.
23:13 CST- Fox just called California- Clinton and McCain.
At this point, here is the night:
CLINTON: AR, AZ, CA, MA, NY, NJ, OK, TN
OBAMA: AL, CT, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, MN, ND, UT
HUCKABEE: AL, AR, GA, TN, WV
MCCAIN: AZ, CA, CT, DE, IL, MO, NJ, NY, OK
ROMNEY: CO, MA, MN, MT, ND, UT
And this, for all practical purposes, ends Super Tuesday 2008. Kansas GOP Caucus' are Saturday.