Super Tuesday, this time around, is like the political super bowl of my world. I get a lot of questions from friends…should I care about Super Tuesday? What does it mean? I would like to tell you it means everything and it means nothing. Super Tuesday is the March Madness of a Presidential race. You have all these states picking a Republican and a Democrat Presidential candidate. Sometimes the underdog does better than you thought!
Super Tuesday is the day when nearly half of all the States will hold their primaries (or caucuses) to determine their candidates for President. (I won’t really go into delegates and the convention, but please note that when a candidate “wins” a state they get a certain amount of delegates that are supposed to vote for them at their party’s convention. In recent past, candidates have typically reached the magic number of delegates needed to be their parties Presidential Candidate before the convention. (The last time we had a brokered convention was in 1971)) I personally find the idea of brokered convention fascinating and would love to see it (but I don’t really think it will happen).
I hope tomorrow leads to John McCain being the Republican Front Runner heading into the Convention. But, I am not so sure what will happen with the Democrats tomorrow. I don’t think they will be any clearer on a front runner then they are today. However, one candidate could take all the big states and then we could have a Democrat Front Runner.
What I am most fascinated by is all these political polls showing candidates who are ahead by less than a 3% margin. That just isn’t statistically significant enough to be able to predict who will win….which means we have to wait until the election results start rolling in. It is like Christmas and I have to wait for each gift to be opened to really comprehend what all I have gotten! Frankly I think the closeness of the Democrat race is the most fascinating (and I have a preference for who I want to be the D nominee in order to get my Republican president). Shoot, I might even have trouble sleeping tonight. J