2008-02-06 / Front Page
Queens Dems Rally For Clinton
As was anticipated by most pollsters, Clinton won the New York state Democratic primary. However, her Senatorial colleague, Barack Obama of Illinois, had a late surge in the rest of the nation. National polls showed the two combatants neck and neck, with Clinton slightly in the lead in the delegate count.
It seems that no one will come out of the much ballyhooed Super Tuesday, 23-state primary election a big winner on the national stage. Many political strategists expect that there will not be a decisive winner in the Democratic run for the presidential nomination for weeks to come.
On the other hand, John McCain, the Republican Senator from Arizona, was hoping to put an end to the campaign of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, his principal opponent, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Based on his showing in the Super Tuesday primary, Romney did, in fact, withdraw from the contest for the Republican nomination on February 7, saying for the record that he was suspending his faltering campaign.
McCain has progressed along the path to victory as his party’s standard bearer. He won big on Super Tuesday, as the polls suggested. Now McCain can focus on the November campaign.