So if you didn’t know yesterday was Super Tuesday, which is one of the biggest days in the election seasons and why I made the above prediction.
If you’ve got no idea what Super Tuesday is, you’re in luck because I am going to break it down for you.
Super Tuesday is a major day within the political world—more importantly during a presidential election season—within the United States of America. Developed back in 1988, Super Tuesdays was to combat what had been referred to as the “Iowa syndrome,” (because Iowa is the first to cast its vote in the presidential race thus causing others to feel left out) so to be fair to other states on a Tuesday in either February or March hold elections allowing a more representative electorate to cast their primarily vote for any of the candidates still in the presidential race.
Super Tuesday consists of twelve states casting their votes for candidates from either the Democratic or Republican party to see whom among the party nomination has the most support in order to gain the party nomination and to hopefully snag the potential 45th presidency come November 8.
The eleven states voting to select the Republican nominee will be Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia; with Alaska & Minnesota holding caucuses.
On the Democratic side, the eleven states to select the Democratic nominee are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia; with Colorado, Minnesota, and the US territory of American Samoa holding a caucus.
Typically, a Super Tuesday is the sink-or-swim moment of the campaign where does who can bring it go forth thanks to voter support and does who cannot can bow out with what remains of their dignity and bank account. In a way it is a dress rehearsal to the major campaign that is soon to come.
Prior to yesterday’s start of Super Tuesday, Hilary Clinton the Democratic nominee-hopeful and Donald Trump the Republican nominee-hopeful were leading in the polls when it came to who poll-takers believed would snag the majority of the votes.
So, how exactly did Super Tuesday play out?
The winners were, as predicted, Hilary Clinton & Donald Trump. While both candidates sort of swept the Super Tuesday elections, neither one won their party’s nomination. Trump won seven of the eleven states with Texas Senator Ted Cruz coming in second with three and Florida Senator Marco Rubio all the way in the back with just one state win. Meanwhile, Clinton won seven of the eleven states with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders taking the rest.
So, what does this mean?
Super Tuesday’s results revealed that:
1) Trump may actually become our next president…this twisted thought is becoming more of a reality if the Republican Party does not spend the next few months grooming Cruz (who is hanging on strong, considering) & Rubio (despite the lack of the votes received yesterday, could pull through if Ohio Governor John Kasich & Ben Carson withdraw their candidacy to enable Rubio to acquire their votes) in order to topple Trump; it is not exactly new that most in the Republican party have either lost or never liked the potential of the bigot billionaire becoming president.
What is the question in this scenario, is it too late to topple Trump who has quite the backing…
2) The South loves Hilary Clinton more than expected…Clinton’s win of Southern states with large minority populations in Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas gave Clinton the much needed push against Sanders (who is still hanging in and can bounce back…if it’s possible).
With Super Tuesday come and gone, all that remains is the big primarily vote in Ohio that decides which one of the candidates of the Republican party will face Clinton or Sanders of the Democratic party to become our next president. Hopefully, it’ll be someone with enough sense, rationality, and not backed by a racist organization that walks about in hooded linen (i.e. Trump).