It looks like Maine voters don't let polls tell them who to vote for. They vote for the candidate who they think will do the best job. In the state of Maine, that candidate is Mitt Romney. In Maine's largest voter turnout since 1980, Romney won in a landslide over John McCain. Romney earned 52% of the vote to McCain's paltry 21%.
It is yet another sign that Romney's strength continues to grow, despite premature predictions that McCain is the "inevitable" nominee (give me a break). Conservatives are waking up and realizing that Romney is an excellent candidate and a far superior alternative to John McCain, who as recently as 2004 considered joining the Democratic party. In 2004 McCain even begged Democrat John Kerry to be his vice presidential running mate. Are you kidding me? It's true. Google it.
The truth is, John McCain is no conservative, and he's never going to be able to convince conservatives otherwise, no matter how hard the grizzled old senator tries.
For anyone who's counting Mitt's finishes in the early primary races, that's four gold medals and three silvers. No other candidate comes close, polls be damned.
To read the full story about Mitt's landslide win in the Maine caucuses click here.