Here are the results.
It's the talk of the news channels today. There's not much that can be said that hasn't, so I won't repeat a whole lot of what others have been saying, ad nauseum.
That said, here are some brief thoughts about the significance of the voting yesterday:
Hillary won big, but other the candidates were supposed to be honoring a boycott of the state. You will note the party that disenfranchises voters in this case is not the GOP.
But beyond this, Hillary gets a boost anyway. She may not get the delegates, but she gets the publicity. She gets her name in the papers as the winner, she gets the positive press. One thing important to note (among many) is, Obama does not do well in areas where he doesn't spend a lot of time. He does better in areas where he can concentrate on organizational development.
Some of the racial rhetoric has died down for now, but it's still simmering. When all is said and done, the division we see now between the two camps may run deeper than can be repaired.
Much closer race, but distant enough to give an edge to McCain in the upcoming races. This will be especially true in areas where Giuliani was expected to run strong. Rudy swings his support to McCain today, according to news hounds everywhere. I have little doubt this will happen. I also think there's a job somewhere for Rudy in a McCain administration.
Once Bhutto was assassinated, McCain's stock rose greatly. I think this is because people once again began to remember that this is a dangerous world. They may have issues with the current administration's handling of foreign policy, but they also know and understand that no Democrat seems to have a handle to what the right approach is to this component of the job they all seek.
It's a shame that Romney and McCain do not like each other. The reasonable thing to plan for is a McCain/Romney ticket. McCain handles foreign policy, Romney takes the economical issues. I say this because both are stronger in one area than the other and would compliment each other's skills better. It takes a team.