MIAMI (AP) - Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and seizing precious campaign momentum for next week's string of contests across 21 states.
I have to give kudos to John McCain. Just a month ago, I thought his campaign was dead; now I believe he's going to be the 2008 GOP nominee. I don't see Romney doing well next Tuesday; he needed a Florida win to give him some momentum. With this loss, I believe Romney is done. According to the exit polls, the economy was the #1 issue among voters, and the voters chose McCain over Romney on that issue. I thought economic issues would be to Romney's strength; obviously it wasn't. At least McCain does have Phil Gramm as his economic advisor... Most people believe if McCain becomes president, he'll name Gramm as Treasury Secretary.