McCain wins big, Mitt struggles, and Huckabee picks up some southern states. The future of the race doesn’t look good for anyone but McCain, and we may have to resign ourselves to the real possibility that John McCain will be the Republican nominee for President. There are no guarantees that he can beat Hillary or Obama, despite what the polls seem to be telling us. He definitely won’t win if conservatives stay home, so I hope he plans a significant outreach program between now and the election. He can’t change his record, but he can do more to reassure us that he has learned from his past mistakes. Whether McCain does this or not, ultimately we all have to make the choice whether to support him or stay home. It’s hard to motivate the base in an election year when your nominee is someone like McCain.