By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles
Mitt Romney had a good win in Michigan primary, a first for him and so far, McCain and Huckabee each won one primary, thus keeping the race open. In Michigan John McCain came second and Mike Huckabee third. Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama and John Edwards will continue to battle it out in Nevada, South Carolina and Florida. Romney was able to ward off McCain’s surge as the traditional Republican voters came in large numbers while the independent vote was less than in 2000 when McCain won this primary against George W. Bush. Huckabee came in third. Even though, Hillary Clinton won the Michigan primary handily, the delegate count is subject to approval by the party as Michigan went against the party directive not to hold the election so early. Obama and Edwards had withdrawn their names.