Well, I'm glad the vote for Huckabee all but destroyed his chance at the nomination. Naturally, I am quite upset about Fred's performance, as I had been throughout his campaign, or lack of one. Given the realities, I fully expect Thompson to withdraw soon, that is unless Huckabee stays in and he really plans on helping out McCain.
As for McCain, I would rather sharpen pencils with my teeth than see him as the GOP nominee, but I do take comfort in the fact that he is somewhat better than Romney on gun rights, not much, but it's something. Then again, Romney is far superior to McCain on economic policy and immigration, a skill and mindset sorely needed in the years to come.
Who knows, should a pleasant decision come down from the Supreme Court in a few months, gun bans and gun control may become untouchable for any future presidents. But that's wishful thinking. I guess I'm just thinking out loud.