7:15 pm – If you’re into the numbers, Nate Silver looks at the possibilities in the ten states voting today.
Ron Paul is speaking from North Dakota and as crazy a libertarian as he clearly is, he’s consistent about not liking the wars we are in and wanting them to end. Gotta like that about him. Other than that, he’s crazy as batshit, but I’m with him on the anti-war agenda.
I wonder if there is anything the GOP establishment can threaten these guys with or promise them to get them out.
Sometimes the power brokers can promise support for future contests as a quid pro quo to get out and sometimes they can promise to crush a candidate who won’t play along. Is there anything like that that could work for Santorum? I hardly think he’d be the party’s choice in 2016, say, if Obama wins in 2012, but there might be something he could be offered.
Much as I don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty details of delegate counting, it really is the meat and potatoes of this whole process. Fox News is spending a lot of time breaking it down. It’s true that wins and loses state by state make good headlines, but we are going to have to pay some attention to the process and the rules and how it all shakes out as we come out of Super Tuesday. Democracy sure is complicated.
Good night, everyone.