First of all, the Democrats as a party scored big in Florida. Turnout was huge among Democrats — just truly impressive in a state that knew that it was being neglected by Democratic campaigners for moving the date of its primary ahead of February 5th.
Second, Hillary Clinton — despite those who say it didn’t matter — scored a win that matters. To some degree, Florida neutralizes the momentum Obama achieved in South Carolina and gets both back to a position where they both have tail winds going into February 5th.
Third, John McCain has now won New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida. Giuliani is out and giving his loyalty oath to McCain tomorrow morning. Romney is still in — but he’s going to be struggling going into Super Tuesday.
Still much farther to go to know who the finalists will be.
— Steve Clemons