A Wisconsin win (according to CNN) further cements John McCain as heir apparent to George W. Bush’s seat at the head of the Republican party.
On the other end, Obama will likely take most of Hawaii’s 20 delegates, since he was born and educated on Oahu. A friend of mine who sells commercial real estate on the islands, says the social strata there is mostly based on where folks went to high school, and Obama’s pedigree traces back to Punahoe, Hawaii’s most exclusive prep school, which gives him more cache on the islands than even a former first lady and current senator.
Wisconsin will likely go to Obama as well, though by what margin is unclear at this point. AP is reporting that about a quarter of votes cast in the Wisconsin primary were by independents, who have generally gravitated toward the Illinois junior senator. And Latinos — Clinton’s strongest voting block — make up only 4.7 percent of Wisconsin’s population, according to the U.S. Census.