NBC’s Chuck Todd nails the sentiments of many as we kick off Super Tuesday: “So many questions, so little time.”
There have been so many unpredictable twists and turns in this election cycle, and so many questions remain.
Yet one thing is for certain – Super Tuesday will be the single biggest presidential primary day in the country’s history.
An analysis of the preferences of eligible Democratic primary voters in the 23 states holding Democratic primaries or caucuses Tuesday finds results similar to the overall national results. Forty-nine percent of Democrats and (where eligible to participate) Democratic-leaning independents in Super Tuesday states favor Clinton for the nomination, while 44% choose Obama. This analysis is based on tracking data from Jan. 30-Feb. 3, all collected since John Edwards suspended his campaign.
There’s plenty of poll parsing going on and predictions are running rampant and strategists from the Obama campaign and the Clinton campaign have weighed in. There’s spin everywhere as Taylor points out, including on the BIG Obama event at UCLA on Sunday with Oprah, Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver.
Michelle Obama said on Monday: “I Would Have To Think About Supporting Clinton If She Is The Nominee.” Sweet… Talk about your party unity.Imagine what would have been said if Bill Clinton, in the role of the spouse to the candidate said that about Obama.
But, hey, back to the theme here… Some folks still have questions… And there is so little time. It should be noted that others besides myself have noticed that there are some “bizarre bedfellows” uniting around Barack Obama, as both “conservatives and liberals rally behind an unqualified candidate.
It will be ironic if in the name of post-partisanship we manage, with the contrivance of both Left and Right, to elect Oprah’s candidate, a man with a narrowly partisan record who has never demonstrated a capacity (rhetoric aside) either to lead or to govern. Only Clinton derangement syndrome can explain the alliance of so many otherwise thoughtful people of both parties who speak well of the candidacy of a man with scant knowledge of the world who has never been tested and has never run anything larger than a senatorial office. The question that we need to ask is whether this man—who candidly admits, “I’m not a manager”—can manage the vast apparatus of the federal government. Will packaging be enough to deal with our problems?
And then there are those who ask “Why Hillary?” Taylor has a great post explaining Why Hillary, because the “the challenges of this world require something beyond platitudes.”
Lambert on Corrente also weighs in with his endorsement of Hillary. It’s a must read.
Things to think about if you’re voting today because for many of us, who have failed to join the Obama movement it’s because, Barack Obama’s line of “ defense against the Noise Machine” and other things just “don’t add up.”