Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Super Tuesday II!!

Whoo hoo! It's Super Tuesday II!!

Things seem to be looking up for Hillary Clinton. Recent polls show her maintaining a five-or-so point lead over Barack Obama in Ohio and seem to indicate that she has managed to level off her free-fall to at least remain even with Obama in Texas. These are good signs for Hillary in that in previous contests, undecideds tend to break for her. One poll I heard yesterday said that there were still nine percent undecideds in Ohio.

One thing to watch as the day progresses, and that's the weather in the Buckeye State: Hillary has to do well in the northern part of the state, and the weather throughout Ohio is poor today. Rain, sleet and snow greet voters in different parts of the state. This can have a huge impact on the outcome of a race; just ask Mike Huckabee, who probably lost South Carolina to John McCain due to an ice storm in the western part of the Palmetto State, where much of his evangelical conservative base resides.

I'll keep you posted throughout the day as I hear interesting things here and there. I think of today as that day about two weeks after Christmas when you realize that there's still a present for you that someone forgot about or somehow managed to misplace. Election results tonight will be like ripping that wrapping paper off the last gift!

(Well, maybe ... maybe there will be six more weeks of unwrapped gifts if this thing doesn't deliver a clear winner tonight!)