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Last night I listened to three hours of election results — including the NPR special — as I painted my new bedroom (you're jealous, I know — painting is so darn fun!). About halfway through the third wall I stopped short: McCain had earned enough of the vote to be declared the Republican nominee for president. Not very surprising. But what is surprising is that it took so long to reach this conclusion... and that we may have to wait until the Democratic convention in the end of August to find out who their nominee is. The other thing that surprised me about last night is how much I enjoyed Huckabee's gracious concession speech. It contained two lovely anecdotes, one about Kansas City Royal George Brett and another about Colonel William Barret Travis at the Alamo; and while they certainly weren't new, I found myself listening to every word. In today's news special, we'll talk all about last night, and all about what's next. What are your reactions to last night's results?