After losing in Ohio, Mike Huckabee has dropped out of the GOP race cementing McCain’s eventual nomination from the Republican National Committee. John McCain has passed from the primary stages. As a result, John McCain is free to focus on the general election where he will go up against the eventual Democratic nominee. Currently, the Democratic race is tight as it could either be Senator Hillary Clinton of New York or Senator Barack Obama of Illinois.
“I am very, very grateful and pleased to note that tonight, my friends, we have won enough delegates to claim with confidence, humility and a great sense of responsibility, that I will be the Republican nominee for president of the United States,” McCain said thanking all of his supporters in Texas, Ohio, Vermont, and Rhode Island.
Mathematically, it was impossible for Mike Huckabee to possibly make a comeback and grab the nomination from John McCain. However, Mike Huckabee had continued to remain in the race until today. Many of McCain’s supporters had urged Huckabee to drop out. But, Huckabee’s refusal to drop out had forced McCain to remain focused on the upcoming primaries and caucuses.
However, Huckabee would thank his supporters and volunteers for remaining faithful to him.
“Tonight, I hope that our battle was never about us,” Huckabee said to his supporters. He continued: “It was about our country and our liberty. And now we join Sen. McCain and the rest of our party to continue that battle.”
It would look as if Huckabee will endorse McCain in the near future.
Now, McCain looks to have more time to focus on attacking either Clinton or Obama who both have a high chance of winning the Democratic nomination.
Regardless, McCain’s candidacy to the eventual nomination is quite an interesting one. Back in 2007, it would look as if McCain’s candidacy was going to die out. But, it was far from it. Instead, McCain looks to be the inevitable frontrunner.