Thursday, January 24, 2008

Super Tuesday Won't Decide Nominations

Posted by Teresa at 4:18 PM
There actually might be something good that will come out of this long campaign:
America will learn patience. I know many of us political junkies are anxious to find
out who will get the nomination. Will it be Obama or Clinton on the Democratic side?
Or will it be Romney, Giuliani, or McCain on the Republican side? According to this
AP report, Super Tuesday will not decide the nominations in both parties. Here's a
portion of the piece:
Don't look to crown any presidential nominees on Super Tuesday. The
race for delegates is so close in both parties that it is mathematically
impossible for any candidate to lock up the nomination on Feb. 5,
according to an Associated Press analysis of the states in play that
day.

"A lot of people were predicting that this presidential election on both
sides was going to be this massive sprint that ended on Feb. 5," said
Jenny Backus, a Democratic consultant who is not affiliated with any
candidate. Now it's looking as if the primaries after Super Tuesday -
including such big, delegate-rich states as Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania -
could grow in importance.

"Maybe some states were better off waiting," said Backus.

That doesn't mean Super Tuesday won't be super after all. Voters in
more than 20 states will go to the polls on the biggest day of the primary
campaign, and thousands of delegates will be at stake.
So basically making any predictions right now on who will win is premature because
it can go so many different ways. All this suspense is exiting, although . I still have no
idea who I will be voting in the March 4th primary here in Texas.

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