Huckabee feels the sting
Mitt Romney, who recently withdrew from his own presidential campaign, has endorsed John McCain for the Republican party’s presidential nomination. He also requested that his 280 national convention delegates mobilize behind McCain. Those delegates would be more than enough to put Arizona’s senator over the 1,191 needed to secure the GOP nomination.
But, many of those delegates are from caucus states that won’t select the actual delegates until state conventions this spring. Those delegates will be selected by people who supported Romney in the initial caucuses; the direction they go depends on whether they follow Romney’s lead in endorsing McCain.
Currently, McCain has 843 delegates, Huckabee. 242.