Like some of these folks mentioned on Washington Metroblogging, I am a registered Independent — so I didn’t get to take part in the voting activity that took place today in DC’s closed primary. If I had had to make a choice today, it would have been very tough — and I probably would have written in Chuck Hagel.
Both candidates still perplex me and haven’t met my bar for support. So much of the commentary about them is devoid of detail and any serious discussion of policy differences that I feel compelled to get back at strengths and weaknesses in their issue portfolios later.
But now — Virginia is about to close its polls.
CNN projects that Obama will win Virginia. Congrats to him, but that was also expected.
The interesting news at the moment though is that Huckabee and McCain are too close to call — at least in the opening salvo of exit poll scrimmaging.
DC and Maryland polls close in one hour.
— Steve Clemons