Just a quick summary of last nights events, Obama and Clinton are still pretty close with Clinton being only 80 delegates ahead, with this outlook it appears that a decision will not be clear for many more weeks. If you look at the wins more in-depth Clinton has done very well with the Latino vote and very well in Red states, highlighting her strength as a candidate that can do well in Republican battle grounds. Despite tis Obama fared well with black and white voters as well wealthy educated young voters. The closeness in their results has been put down to the American people being genuinely spoilt for choice, most voters when asked, literally haven’t any qualms against the other candidate, they’re literally choosing their the better of the two, perhaps this is down to the lack of difference in issues between the candidates.
Meanwhile in the republican race McCain secured a strong first place, however what was more suprising in the Republican race was the success of Huckabee who was only 10% behind Romney in the popular vote which though it sounds like a considerable amount he was predicted to do a lot worse. What will be the most interesting issue for republicans over the coming weeks will be – who will end up VP, Giuliani and Huckabee will most likely both be vying for this position and may explain why Huckabee is staying in the race; so as to split the more conservative vote of Romney and keep McCain strongly in the lead.
We are no clearer to knowing who will be the president come 2009, I’m personally hoping on Clinton, she has a wealth of experience, charisma and commands respect, and for the American people she is seen as a far stronger leader (despite her ocassional blubbing), but most importantly she doesn’t seem to be talking too much about the fact she is a woman and I think this show’s she has the intelligence to understand that (most) American’s really don’t see this as an issue. Also despite Clinton’s strong affiliation to Blair there can also be a very strong working relationship between Cameron and the Democratic party, it will also be interesting to see if Obama or clinton bring a wave of change throughout the world, will the impact of youth (Obama) in the states be a bonus for Cameron or will the impact of experience, McCain be a bonus for Brown, the only thing I know is that it will be a very very interesting election.