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South Carolina primary
John McCain wins again - Mac is back!
Article added on January 20, 2008 at 12:10 Lisbon time
  
John McCain won South Carolina with 33% in front of Mike Huckabee with 30%, Fred Thompson with 16% and Mitt Romney with 15%.

The South Carolina primary brought John McCain a second win on his way to the Republican presidential nomination. More than that - unlike Mitt Romney, who won the uncontested Nevada, where he was the only Republican to campaign - McCain managed to win a second highly competitive state. South Carolina was not just another small state, it was the one where the unscrupulous George W. Bush team had managed to sink the presidential hopes of John McCain in 2000. Since 1980, the Republican winner in South Carolina has always managed to become the Republican presidential candidate.

Furthermore, South Carolina is another state with a notable evangelical population. Therefore, it was important for McCain to leave Mike Huckabee behind him; not that Huckabee is a dangerous contender - even less so a man who could ever win the presidency - but McCain had to prove that he can survive in an evangelical environment. An even bigger test will be Florida, where only registered Republicans have the right to vote. Florida is the first big state sending a substantial number of delegates to designate the Republican contender for the presidency.

Mitt Romney invested a lot of time and money in his South Carolina campaign - and once again, the results are meager. He may not survive Super Tuesday. The world would be better off. Don't forget what Romney said on May 2007: "Some people have said we ought to close Guantanamo. My view is we ought to double Guantanamo." He is a man unfit to lead America in the 21st century.

Florida will be the first test for Rudy Giuliani. He is the only candidate who has already heavily campaigned there. Rudy must win Florida in order to gain momentum for February 5. Will his big gamble to concentrate on Florida and Super Tuesday pay off?

Hillary Clinton won the Democratic Nevada primary with 51% in front of Barack Obama with 45% and John Edwards with a meager 4%, after all the attention the left-wing populist had paid to this state. The Democratic primary in South Carolina will only take place on January 26. It look the longer the more like a race between two contender: Clinton vs. Obama.

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