FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Compared to the Democrats, the Republican race is a demolition derby, and New Hampshire is not likely to change that much.
A new Gallup poll asks which candidate people think will win the Republican nomination: 33% say Mike Huckabee. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are tied at 18%, and Mitt Romney gets 14%. While Huckabee won big in Iowa, he's not expected to do as well in New Hampshire.
In fact, the polls suggest a John McCain win today. According to "The Politico", McCain's goal is to be the "least unacceptable" Republican, in other words the candidate with the fewest negatives.
Mitt Romney was obviously hoping for the momentum from victories in both Iowa and New Hampshire. But even if he doesn't place first tonight, Romney insists he will continue. And with the wide-open nature of the race, who knows?
And of course, a race with no clear front-runner is also good news for Rudy Giuliani, who is counting on the later states to win big.
And finally, another indication that things are definitely going Barack Obama's way. Mitt Romney is now out telling voters he's best suited to go head-to-head with Barack Obama, and that a long-serving U.S. senator, meaning McCain who is 71 years old, is not the best match-up. McCain shot back, saying he'd let voters decide how well he'd match up with Obama.
Here’s my question to you: Who will ultimately win the Republican nomination?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Loretta in Pompton Plains, New Jersey writes:
Did you ever hear the joke, "Sometimes the bull wins." Well, Mr. Huckabee didn't look like much of a threat in the beginning, but now I think this swinging, guitar strumming, Kevin Spacey look-alike preacher with a great sense of humor may just reach the finish line huffing and puffing.
David from Toronto writes:
Of those in this motley bunch that would make the cut: Huckabee, a gun-toting, ex-preacher with an appeal to only the most fervent of the religious right; Romney, an old-school politician in new clothes (saying whatever he thinks the voters want to hear); and Giuliani and McCain, God forbid, what would they do if peace broke out in this world? It really doesn't matter.
Andrew from Cleveland, Ohio writes:
I think that McCain will win the nomination. He is the least dangerous of that group.
T. in Nebraska writes:
Huckabee will not win. Giuliani will not win. Thompson will not win. Romney will not win. The rest of the candidates will not win either. It's time for a Democrat to muck out the White House.
Jack, McCain will bomb Iran and Huckabee will take America back for Jesus. Mitt won’t be able to make his mind up floppin’ in all. Fred will be asleep at the table like Reagan. So the obvious choice would be Ron Paul as he seems to be the only sane and sensible candidate in both parties and the one that all the shows want to forget. I wonder why they feel so scared of a 72-year-old man no bigger than my grandmother.
Mike Huckabee will win the nomination, with Lou Dobbs as his running mate. You heard it here first!
Joe from Connecticut writes:
Asking who is going to win the Republican nomination is like asking who is going to play the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Who cares because they are not going to win anyway?