KERRY WINS BIG….With nearly the entire vote counted, John Kerry has won Tennessee with 41% of the vote (vs. Edwards and Clark at 27% and 23%) and Virginia with 52% of the vote (vs. Edwards and Clark at 27% and 9%).

I never would have guessed that Kerry would skyrocket like this or that Dean, Edwards, and Clark would all tank so badly, but that’s what’s happened. And while I think it would be good for the Democrats if the contest went on a while longer (lots of free publicity that way), it’s pretty clear that Kerry is the winner here. If he can win this big in two Southern states, it’s time for the rest of the field to concede.

UPDATE: Clark has withdrawn from the race.

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