Tomorrow's most delegate-rich primary states, Ohio and Texas, are key to the US war effort and staunchly support the troops—but remain divided over whether to stay or quit a conflict that has cost 4,000 US lives and $500 billion. And between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the one hand, and John McCain on the other, they are offered a stark choice of fight or flight.
Anecdotal evidence in both states mirrors a US split over Iraq policy, the AP reports. "Get out of there the first chance you get," said a retired Air Force veteran in West, Texas, who looks forward to a new president. A barber in southeast Ohio agreed that "we need to come home, but we need to get the job done"—yet remains undecided on whether to stick with the GOP or switch to the Democrats.