It also seems like we may be seeing another example of synergy between the two races in Virginia. Independents and Republicans seem to have participated pretty heavily in the Democratic primary, and they went overwhelmingly for Obama. (The reverse happened in New Hampshire.) Those were voters McCain needed in the Republican primary. And without them, or without a lot of them who voted on the Democratic side, he’s in a very tight race with Huckabee.
Bottom line: If Obama doesn’t have crossover appeal, McCain wouldn’t be having a problem tonight.
Could Virginia end up in the Dems column if Obama gets the nod?