Both John McCain and Barack Obama won huge victories in all three primaries held yesterday. Obama's wins were decisive, handing him 60 percent of the vote or more, topping out in DC at a full 75 percent. The primary races moves through Wisconsin and Hawaii next week, looking toward the big Ohio/Texas showdown on March 4.
Yesterday's victories officially move Obama ahead of Clinton in the overall race for delegates – but only easing ahead by about 30, in what's still an exceptionally tight race. Clinton gave a well-received speech from Texas, where she is campaigning, following the announcement of the returns.
McCain's leads were solid, though slightly less overwhelming than Obama's. He captured between 50 percent up to a high of 68 percent in DC. As the Republicans give the winner the whole prize, he gathered every delegate the Potomac states had to offer. Accepting his wins, McCain said this,
"Hope, my friends, is a powerful thing. [But] to encourage a country with only rhetoric, rather than sound and proven ideas that trust in the strength and courage of free people, is not a promise of hope. It is a platitude."
Are you surprised by the outcomes last night? Though Hillary is far from out of the race, her streak of losses is certainly noticeable. Will she rebound in the coming states? Has the Republican party accepted John McCain?