Mitt Romney, that Republican who managed to serve as governor of the very-liberal Massachusetts (or “Tax-achusetts”, as some prefer to call it) has dropped out of the GOP presidential nomination race. This all but guarantees that Arizona senator John McCain will get the 2008 nomination and finally get his shot at the White House. Still in the race is former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, whom I voted for in the Michigan primary. At this point one wonders what Huck can get out of it since there’s statistically no chance of him winning.
Romney has publicly called on Huckabee to step out of the race so that the GOP can rally behind McCain and increase its chances of retaining the White House in November. Huckabee’s attitude seems to be that McCain isn’t really conservative and, therefore, is unfit to serve.
On the Democratic side, things are still very close between New York Senator Hillary Clinton and Illinois Senator Barack Obama. At one point, Clinton seemed well on her way to securing the nomination. However, Obama has made serious ground, winning many states, obtaining the endorsement of Her Majesty Oprah and getting the endorsement of Democratic icons like the Kennedy family.