8:30pm Eastern Time:
The line between conservatives and moderates is widening. It will be interesting to watch the shake out of our party in the next few years. The good news is, according to the exit polling, people who consider themselves conservative are waking up to the liberalism of John McCain. The bad news is, the brilliant strategy of the main stream media is working. Their media blitz of Governor Huckabee over the last two days is paying off and peeling away the votes that would have given Mitt Romney a number of wins today.
Of those who voted for Huckabee or Romney, about 80 percent identified themselves as conservative, according to the polls.
Only 49 percent of McCain’s voters said they were conservative, a sign that the Arizona senator’s efforts over the last week to placate conservative voters has not paid off.