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Super Tuesday … finally

Super Duper Tsunami Tuesday is finally here!  Like all political junkies, I’m aflutter with excitement.  I don’t know if I can keep myself awake until the last call is made for California, but I’ll hang with it as long as I can.  For those not as saturated with all of the details as I and my fellow addicts, here is a great link from the New York Times giving you the run down of which states are voting today and after today, whether they’re voting in a primary or a caucus, and how many delegates are at stake:

Primary Calendar: Democratic Nominating Contests

To watch the primary results on TV, I highly recommend MSNBC.  I will spare you a rant against FOX Noise and will only say that I’ve taken to calling CNN the Clinton News Network and, besides, the set makes my head hurt.  To follow online via the various state websites, which is an excellent way to stay up to date, check out these links from my friend Nora Kravec:

Alabama primary Open http://www.sos.state.al.us/Elections/Default.aspx
Alaska caucus http://www.elections.state.ak.us/returns.php
American Samoa primary
Arizona primary Closed http://www.azsos.gov/results/2008/ppe/DEM-100.htm
Arkansas primary Open http://www.arelections.org/index.php?ac:show:contest_st…
California primary Semi-open http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_elections.htm
Colorado caucus http://www.elections.colorado.gov/DDefault.aspx ?
Connecticut primary Closed http://www.sots.ct.gov/ElectionsServices/election_resul…
Delaware primary Closed http://elections.delaware.gov/results/html/unofresl.sht…
Democrats Abroad primary
Georgia primary Open http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2008_…
Idaho caucus Open http://www.idsos.state.id.us/elect/eleindex.htm
Illinois primary Semi-open http://www.elections.il.gov /
Kansas caucus Open http://www.kssos.org/ent/kssos_ent.html
Massachusetts primary Open http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm
Minnesota caucus Open http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us /
Missouri primary Open http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb /
New Jersey primary Semi-open http://www.nj.gov/oag/elections/njresults.html
New Mexico caucus http://www.sos.state.nm.us/displayContent.asp?id=17
New York primary Closed http://www.elections.state.ny.us/portal/page?_pageid=35…
North Dakota caucus Semi-open http://web.apps.state.nd.us/sec/emspublic/gp/electionre…
Oklahoma primary Closed http://www.ok.gov/~elections/08ppp.html
Tennessee primary Open http://www.state.tn.us/sos/election/index.htm
Utah primary Closed http://elections.utah.gov/electionresults.html

The Republicans should know much more about their race today.  We Democrats are in for a roller coaster ride.  It’s going to be a great day.  Have fun and if you’re in a state that holds a primary or caucus today … GO VOTE!!!!!!!

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The Anatomy of a Tsunami

Before they started calling 2/5 “Super Duper Tuesday,” they were referring to it as Tsunami Tuesday.  I recall from those science classes all those years ago that before a tsunami, all the water leaves the shores, the ocean pulling back in preparation for the big wave.  If folks know what they’re seeing, they can prepare; they can head for higher ground.

In similar fashion, I think we’re seeing the Clintons’ ocean pulling back in preparation for a tsunami of a different sort to hit them on Tuesday.  The ocean of public opinion, of national endorsement is pulling away from them in preparation for, perhaps, a tsunami of an Obama movement to hit them on Super Duper Tuesday.

What do I see that makes me say this?  In just the last week, we have seen the following high profile endorsements for Barack Obama:


Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy (2/5 primary)

Caroline Kennedy

Susan Eisenhower (yeah, his granddaughter)

Connecticut Congressmen John Larson and Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (2/5 primary state)

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer (5/20 primary)

North Dakota Congressman Earl Pomeroy (2/5 caucus)

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels (2/9 caucus)

Former Fed Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker

Lawyers for the Gitmo Detainees

The Transport Workers Union

The Service Employees International Union of CA

Toni Morrison

Newspapers:  Arizona Republic, Aspen Times, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Star (NY), LA Times, La Opinion (LA’s largest Spanish newspaper), Native Times, NY Post, SF Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Yale Daily News (where HRC went to law school)

In addition to these endorsements, some pop culture moves are happening.  Check out this powerful video going viral on the web:

At the same time, polls are showing that Obama is closing on Clinton rapidly in national polls and in California, which is supposed to be one of her firewall states. 

I see the water moving back from the shore and gathering for the tsunami.  Do you?


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