Friday, February 8, 2008

Super Confused

I haven't written since Super Tuesday. It's mostly because I'm super confused. The Republicans are easy. I continue to look dumb for my anti McCain tirades, but easy nonetheless. It's just the Democrats. Obama claims he won Super Tuesday. Clinton claims she won Super Tuesday. Headlines range from "Not-So-Super Tuesday" to "Who Won Super Tuesday" to "CNN Won Super Tuesday." WTF? NBC news is saying that Obama won by a measly two delegates, which would change nothing. CNN is reporting that Clinton won Super Tuesday by 23 delegates, larger margin but also relatively insignificant. And it gets wackier when you look at the overall numbers. MSNBC is giving Obama 861 delegates and Clinton 855. CNN is giving Clinton 1,033 and Obama 937, but it's asterisked to include pledged delegates and super delegates. Remind me again what the point of primaries are? Oh and the icing on the cake, shouldn't go without saying that declaring victors with 2% of precincts reporting is completely irresponsible? Frankly, I'm tired of sifting through the gobbledygook. Nor do I have the time.

3 comments:

Mary said...

Don't let the confusion take your eye off the prize....it is when the going gets tough (or confused) that the tough get going! Up here in North country we are preparing for the Feb 10 caucuses in Maine...snowstorm coming in tonight lasting through the 10th with 6 to 10 inches of snow expected ~ will it keep us inside in our warm houses (eventhough many don't have $ to buy oil..NO!)....my daughter totaled her car in Vermont last weekend on an icy ramp ~ hit ice ~ took out the exit sign and went airborne into a stand of trees...is ok though and continues to stump for Obama....this is the kind of grit we need in politics...The entrenched Dems who are afraid to vote against a Clinton need to think hard before casting their votes...oh yeah maybe they are afraid that "change" WILL come...no more business as usual ~~ lets hope the tide has turned. Go Obama!!! I hear you Phil...I'm tired too...keep on pushing....

TabulaRasa said...

We live in an age where even statistics are unreliable, because there are a lot of smart people out there who know how to manipulate them to their will. With this oh-so-close race I don't think there will be a clear victor for weeks. It's even confusing still on the Republican side, even though John McCain is the clear frontrunner people are still ready to count him out. I wonder what the Vegas odds are on these races.

Anonymous said...

B.O.came out of nowhere and was hailed as a great leader before he was even elected to the senate. How odd.

Notice also how the U.S. new media has been focusing on Middle Eastern terrorist camps in Africa and other Africa issues, and ask yourself if this smooth-talker who belongs to a church that boldly espouses black separatism isn't being pushed forward by groups seeking to gain control over Africa's natural resources.

Wait and see.