Appearing on Fox News moments after Mitt Romney delivered his New Hampshire victory speech, John McCain celebrated the victory of his chosen candidate and said the margin of success offered an “opportunity.”
“We may be able to wrap this up sooner than we’d thought,” he told anchor Megyn Kelly.
Kelly asked him about how long Romney’s opponents could hang in for during the primary calendar. McCain referenced his old rival, Mike Huckabee, who continued to challenge McCain during the 2008 primaries even after it became obvious he could not mathematically compete.
“When you [the media] judge the race to be over it almost becomes irrelevant whether they stay in or not,” McCain said.
He continued, noting it was “significant” that Ron Paul was projected to take second place, and said “the weak showing by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum is surprising to me.”