Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Super Tuesday Results

John Kerry has cemented the Democratic presidential nomination tonight with a string of Super Tuesday wins that leaves him the one standing alone to face President Bush. In all, Kerry has won 24 of 27 primary elections representing every region of the country. Senator John Edwards, the freshman senator from North Carolina, stopped just short of conceding, but two Democratic officials said on condition of anonymity that Edwards would step aside Wednesday in Raleigh, N.C.
[Ref: Yahoo news 9:30 pm]

Here are the latest results:

CA | CT | GA | MD | MA
MN | NY | OH | RI | VT

[Ref: Yahoo news]

Nomination in Kerry's Grasp; Edwards Departure Near
at LA Times (registration req'd) (Mar 2, 2004)

Edwards to quit race
at CNN (Mar 2, 2004)

Big Victories in Key States Assure Kerry the Nomination
at NY Times (registration req'd) (Mar 2, 2004)

Fox: Kerry takes Georgia; CNN says too close to call
at Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Mar 2, 2004)

Kerry scores a knockout on ‘Super Tuesday’
Edwards to quit presidential race after losing badly in most states
MSNBC news 3-2-04

BBC News: Kerry bags 'Super Tuesday' states
March 2, 2004

Kerry Wins Five States; Edwards Plans to Withdraw
Ga. Race Tightly Contested ; Dean Wins Vt.
March 2, 2004


Governor Dean issued the following statement tonight in response to the results of Vermont's presidential primary:

"I want to thank the great people of Vermont tonight who overwhelmingly endorsed our campaign for change. This win means so much to me. Two years ago, I entered this race to talk about health care, children, and to demand change and leadership in our Party. This Party and this country still needs change, and tonight you have helped further that process.

"While I ran for president I often said that America would be a better place if it was more like Vermont. I still firmly believe that to be true: We still need health care for all children, affordable prescription drugs for seniors, and equal rights for all Americans.

"Throughout this campaign, I have appreciated the strong support from the people of Vermont. Our campaign owes a huge debt to the hundreds of Vermonters who worked at our headquarters--answering phones, stuffing mailings, and responding to emails--as well as to all of those who canvassed on our behalf in New Hampshire and elsewhere. I will never forget the work and the heart that you put into our campaign. Thank you.

"I look forward to continuing the energy and the campaign for change that our movement began. We will be announcing more details of that effort on March 18th."

U.N.: Iraq had no WMD after 1994
The common findings:

Iraq's nuclear weapons program was dormant.

No evidence was found to suggest Iraq possessed chemical or biological weapons. U.N. officials believe the weapons were destroyed by U.N. inspectors or Iraqi officials in the years after the 1991 Gulf War.

Iraq was attempting to develop missiles capable of exceeding a U.N.-mandated limit of 93 miles.

Demetrius Perricos, the acting executive chairman of the U.N. inspection teams, said in an interview that the failure to find banned weapons in Iraq since the war undercuts administration criticism of the U.N.'s search before the war.

"You cannot say that only the Americans or the British or the Australians currently inspecting in Iraq are the clever inspectors — and the Americans and the British and the Australians that we had were not," he said.

[USA Today 03-02-04]