John McCain will win handily in Tennessee today, leaving Huckabee and Romney forever behind as presidential contenders, while choosing one as his vice-presidential running mate in the November general election.
John McCain will then go on to be elected the next president of the United States.
While I have contended that Mike Huckabee would be his best choice as VP---not because I personally favor him, but because I surmise southern conservatives will cotton to his being on the ticket--political junkies more astute than I argue to the contrary.
They reason: McCain already has the South in his hip pocket. Huckabee is irrelevant. John needs help in the Midwest more than in the South and that's where Mitt Romney can help him the most. Plus Romney is a businessman who is perceived stronger on fiscal policy. California and New York will go for Hillary or Obama, but the Midwest is where the election will be won or lost.
It will be an interesting day, but it's all over but the shouting for John McCain. He's the winner today in Tennessee and beyond, and will be in November too.
Oh yes he is. Oh yes he will.
But make no mistake, McCain and Romney have their work cut out for them in the arena of the economy.