From CBS News: McCain received substantial support from independents, seculars, pro-choice voters, and those Republicans dissatisfied with the Bush administration. Voters' economic concerns also helped propel him to a win. Mitt Romney came in a close second, winning the conservative Republican vote, including the votes of religious conservatives. (CBS News)
From the Washington Post: McCain enjoys assets that many party strategists said Tuesday night will make him difficult to stop in his bid to win the nomination that eluded him eight years ago. He can effectively close out the race against former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in next week's 21-state GOP showdown. "It gives him real momentum going into Super Tuesday," said Matthew Dowd, who was chief strategist for President Bush's reelection campaign in 2004. "Florida really is the steppingstone." (Washington Post)
Breakdown of the vote. McCain got over half the Hispanic voters. (USA Today)
Another story notes “Registered Independents and Democrats were not allowed to vote, but McCain still won.” (RealClearPolitics)
Giuliani is expected to quit the race and endorse McCain. (FOX News)
Last month I sat in a production meeting and we discussed coverage of the campaigns. I made my prediction back then and I stand by it. I predict Huckabee vs. Obama and Obama wins. I really, really, really would like to be wrong on this one.