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Son of Super Tuesday
Author: BobR    Date: 03/09/2016 14:07:17

Yesterday was another "mini" Super Tuesday - sort of a "Superette Tuesday" or a "Pseudo-Super Tuesday". Those who live in the states in question may think otherwise. After all - voting is one of the few options we have to get our elected officials' attention. Still - 4 states seems like a rather diminutive "Super".

Results are here...

Clinton continued her expected run of southern states with what can only be called a drubbing of Sanders in Mississippi (faint praise indeed). She took a whopping 82% of the vote. Is that something to be proud of in the state ranked 50th in the country for education?

Sanders eked out a win in Michigan (50% to 48%). I have read that he was not expected to win Michigan - I had no expectations either way. It helps keep him in the race - he has 549 "regular" delegates to Clinton's 766. Clinton has a lot more "super" delegates, which is something that angers Sanders supporters no end. We still have several large states ahead of us that can go either way, so this is still a wide open race.

On the Republican side, Trump took 3 out of the four states (fyi: Idaho and Hawaii did not have Democratic primaries), all with less than 50% of the vote. He won Michigan with only 36% of the vote - 64% of the Republican voters there did NOT want Trump, but he won the state anyway. One has to wonder how that will play out in the General. Cruz took Idaho, also with less than 50% of the vote (45%). Rubio? No states at all (cue sad trombone).

So for the Republicans, Trump has 461 delegates to Cruz's 360. Rubio is way behind with 154. There are 66 delegates between Kasich, Carson, and Bush - not exactly power-play numbers... although if they all put their votes behind Rubio, he could be a king-maker. Regardless - there is still a long way to go with Republican race as well.

All in all though - I am feeling more and more apathetic about it all. We have been living and breathing this election for well over a year now, and I guess I've already hit saturation. It's like watching the middle miles of a marathon or the Talladega 500. Wake me up when it gets a little closer to the finish line.

22 comments (Latest Comment: 03/10/2016 00:55:02 by Will in Chicago)
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Comment by wickedpam on 03/09/2016 14:07:54
Morning

Comment by BobR on 03/09/2016 14:30:01
blog is posted!

Comment by livingonli on 03/09/2016 14:41:23
Someone got a cute little get well basket in their room yesterday. Thanks, guys.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/09/2016 14:54:08
Good morning Liv!

Oh look, another responsible gun owner.

Well, if she was in Florida, she should have stood her ground and took out her 4 year old.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/09/2016 14:57:56
Quote by livingonli:
Someone got a cute little get well basket in their room yesterday. Thanks, guys.





Comment by Will in Chicago on 03/09/2016 14:59:10
Good morning, Liv!!

BobR, the election season is far too long for my liking. I would prefer a few months, but running for President in this country has become a multi-year endeavor.

Comment by BobR on 03/09/2016 14:59:56
Quote by livingonli:
Someone got a cute little get well basket in their room yesterday. Thanks, guys.

We're here for ya, bud. (for whatever THAT'S worth... )

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/09/2016 15:04:27
And actually Florida mom seems to have very little gun sense. Let alone child-rearing sense.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/09/2016 15:06:13
Since our primary is next Tuesday, the airwaves are saturated with dark money ads. All of them are playing up Trump's douche-atude. All the super PACs behind them are aligned behind either Rubio or Cruz. As far as the Democrats go, nary a peep from either camp.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/09/2016 15:17:02
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by livingonli:
Someone got a cute little get well basket in their room yesterday. Thanks, guys.







Comment by Raine on 03/09/2016 15:44:46
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by livingonli:
Someone got a cute little get well basket in their room yesterday. Thanks, guys.








Comment by Raine on 03/09/2016 16:31:46
So Liv, what critters were in the basket?

Comment by TriSec on 03/09/2016 20:02:29
GOD DAMN FUCK IT ALL!!!

My cousin, 2 years younger than me, was just diagnosed with lung cancer. He's in-hosp now while they assess his status.

Fuck. Shit. Damn.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/09/2016 20:16:58
Quote by TriSec:
GOD DAMN FUCK IT ALL!!!

My cousin, 2 years younger than me, was just diagnosed with lung cancer. He's in-hosp now while they assess his status.

Fuck. Shit. Damn.



Fuck diddly fuck! That sucks the smooth criminals (balls). So sorry to hear that.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/09/2016 20:38:29
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by TriSec:
GOD DAMN FUCK IT ALL!!!

My cousin, 2 years younger than me, was just diagnosed with lung cancer. He's in-hosp now while they assess his status.

Fuck. Shit. Damn.



Fuck diddly fuck! That sucks the smooth criminals (balls). So sorry to hear that.

Fuck cancer.

Sending as many good thoughts as I can Tri's way.

Comment by BobR on 03/09/2016 20:43:49
Quote by TriSec:
GOD DAMN FUCK IT ALL!!!

My cousin, 2 years younger than me, was just diagnosed with lung cancer. He's in-hosp now while they assess his status.

Fuck. Shit. Damn.

If it hasn't spread, it's treatable. I have a friend (who smoked) who got lung cancer. They removed one of her lungs - that was 10 years ago and she is still cancer-free.

Comment by Raine on 03/09/2016 21:25:48
Quote by TriSec:
GOD DAMN FUCK IT ALL!!!

My cousin, 2 years younger than me, was just diagnosed with lung cancer. He's in-hosp now while they assess his status.

Fuck. Shit. Damn.


And everything everyone else said.


Comment by Raine on 03/09/2016 21:27:24
BREAKING NEWS:

The Virginia GOP has dropped its bid to bring Ken Cuccinelli onto the Virginia Supreme court.

AS a woman, I breath a sigh of relief. That corrupt twit would have been the states version of Antonin Scalia.

Comment by livingonli on 03/09/2016 21:47:01
Quote by Raine:
So Liv, what critters were in the basket?

I got me a froggy, a bear, and a bunny.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/09/2016 22:02:43
Quote by Raine:
BREAKING NEWS:

The Virginia GOP has dropped its bid to bring Ken Cuccinelli onto the Virginia Supreme court.

AS a woman, I breath a sigh of relief. That corrupt twit would have been the states version of Antonin Scalia.



worse

Comment by Will in Chicago on 03/10/2016 00:53:58
Quote by Mondobubba:
Since our primary is next Tuesday, the airwaves are saturated with dark money ads. All of them are playing up Trump's douche-atude. All the super PACs behind them are aligned behind either Rubio or Cruz. As far as the Democrats go, nary a peep from either camp.



We are getting Bernie and Hillary ads on the air as Northwest Indiana relies on the Chicago market for most television and radio. There are a lot of anti-Trump ads here.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 03/10/2016 00:55:02
TriSec, best wishes for your cousin.