February 6th, 2008
09:35 AM ET
14 years ago

Analysis: McCain clear leader; split decision may help Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/02/06/super.analysis/art.2300.mccain.ap.jpg caption=" Sen. John McCain has started to build an almost insurmountable lead in the GOP presidential race.."](CNN) - Super Tuesday positioned Sen. John McCain as the clear Republican front-runner, while a split decision in the Democratic race may eventually help Sen. Barack Obama, according to CNN's political analysts.

McCain extended his lead in the GOP race with impressive coast-to-coast wins from New York to California, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee carried states in the South. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won seven races, including his home state of Massachusetts.

"I think we did achieve clarity. John McCain will be the Republican nominee," CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin said. "Mike Huckabee did better than a lot expected. If you look at the delegates, there is no way either Huckabee or Romney can catch up. I think we did learn that much."

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    VERY SHOCKED at the obviously blantant sexism I saw watching CNN…
    Every time Obama won a state, it was HUGE PRAISE and tons of it too heaped on him ..
    When Hillary won , they tried to figure out WHY she won and what it meant to Obama,
    and the CAST of "pundits" seemed to get more and more caught up in it as the night went on…..
    The only people I noticed who tried to keep the folks away from that was LOU DOBBS and ANDERSON COOPER …Bravo guys …
    I know some of you cant stand the IDEA of a FEMALE president ,
    but please …..keep it to yourselves …….. it was SHOWING BAD last night … very BAD …….
    I love my PARTY and will support whoever wins my PARTY …
    But please be FAIR "GENTLEMEN" and keep your personal ideas and feelings at HOME ….
    I watched this go on AND on …on FOX … but we all EXPECT it from them …
    NOT CNN…

    February 7, 2008 05:13 am at 5:13 am |
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