Mitt Romney will no longer campaign for president, and it now looks as if John McCain has the GOP presidential nomination all but sewn up. That's what it looks like, now the former Massachusetts governor has suspended his campaign for the White House. Mark Jefferson is executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. "John McCain needs to come to Wisconsin and tell conservatives and Republicans across the state why he is best fit to lead the party," said Jefferson.
McCain has been under fire from conservative talk radio lately, with assertions that he's not conservative enough. But Chris Lato, a former GOP state communications director and Republican campaign manager, says McCain's "maverick" status doesn't necessarily hurt him here. "Certainly in Wisconsin, I think John McCain has got to be appealing to a lot of people," said Lato. "We do like the mavericks, we like the Russ Feingolds who aren't afraid to stand on stand on principle."
And what about Mike Huckabee? Both Jefferson and Lato say the former Arkansas governor now has little realistic hope of becoming his party's nominee.