Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
made a raspy appeal for support yesterday in her race against Sen. Barack Obama
, even as her aides warned that the Democratic presidential contest will probably drag on for months after today's Super Tuesday voting. Republican Mitt Romney
, meanwhile, predicted he would "surprise" those who were expecting Sen. John McCain
to be anointed as the GOP
nominee in the busiest single day of primaries and caucuses in presidential nominating history
"I am definitely the underdog," Romney declared during a final day of furious campaigning that included a hastily arranged trip to delegate-rich California.
With 24 states in play, the leading candidates in both parties scoured targeted states for votes in the hours before the polls were to open. McCain, after a year of unexpected twists that left his candidacy all but dead late last year, hoped to clinch the Republican nomination by carrying California and a swath of Northeastern states.
Democrats were bracing for a less decisive outcome. Advisers to Clinton (N.Y.), once the clear front-runner, were stoic as they envisioned a "lengthy process" that could continue for months, possibly through the Democratic National Convention in late August. Clinton officials also confirmed that she had raised about $13 million in January, compared with $32 million Obama raised in the same period...continua.
Quanto accade negli States ha gran rilevanza oramai. Il risultato delle elezioni presidenziali ha chiaramente un influenza enorme sul pianeta. Quindi si spera che il risultato finale sia la vittoria di Obama cosi' che gli Stati uniti possano tentare di cambiare rotta a quanto di male fatto fino adesso nel pianeta. Aspettiamo e speriamo, tanto qui in Italia non c'e' molto da sperare visto che a quanto pare ci dovremo ripuppare il cav. Banana....forse la prima volta che desidererei essere americano, forse....