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re: McCain’s Challenge

I admit math is not my strong point, but it appears it’s not Andrew’s either.  McCain still has not united the GOP behind him in these primaries, which is my point.  That said, we don’t know (and I’ve not checked) how many registered Republicans voted in these primaries (was it a large percentage, small percentage, or whatever, of the whole?).  It could be that many stayed home for a variety of reasons, including disinterest (since the GOP nomination is over) or dislike of McCain or, again, whatever.  So, what can’t be known in your calculation is what percentage of Republicans will turn out in the general election.  That is the key.  Your 6% figure is misguided.

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