He took all four, and with Mitt Romney out of the way and Mike Huckabee officially bowing out gracefully, John McCain has locked up the GOP presidential nomination with wins in Texas, Rhode Island, Vermont and Ohio.

His victory tonight was somewhat anti-climactic.

McCain has emerged as a clear frontrunner for the Republican nomination on Super Tuesday, shortly after which Romney bowed out and offered his endorsement.

With the more than 1,191 delegates needed to take the GOP nomination, McCain is expected to go to the White House tomorrow and receive the endorsement of President Bush.

As McCain emerges the victor on the Republican side, its still way too close to call for the Democrats, and all indication signal that it’s going to be a long road ahead.

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