- According to Wikipedia:
Super Tuesday commonly refers to the Tuesday in early February or March of a presidential election year when the greatest number of states hold primary elections to select delegates to national conventions at which each party's presidential candidates are officially nominated. More delegates can be won on Super Tuesday than on any other single day of the primary calendar, and accordingly, candidates seeking the presidency traditionally must do well on this day to secure their party's nomination. In 2008, Super Tuesday is February 5; 24 states will hold primaries or caucuses on this date, with 52 percent of all pledged Democratic Party delegates and 41 percent of the total Republican Party delegates at stake.
Basically this when it all goes down. The big show, that will make or brake the candidate. Those that when here go on to take the nomination. So many delegates are awarded that they can't be stopped. Now is the time to come together and stop Billary once and for all. I know the New York team won the Super Bowl, but that doesn't mean that the New York Senator has to win Super Tuesday. Please don't fall for those crocidile tears. I hear she's trying to pull the same stunt she did in New Hampshire today. Hillary is not the one. She can not defeat Jon McCain and do we really need another dynasty. I'm 30 years old and I've never been able to vote for anyone who's last name wasn't either Clinton or Bush! This is not about race either, Obama's campaign for President is built on the premise that we must unite America to solve issues of historic importance. He has focused on overcoming partisan bickering, and produced real results. The idea that someone would be able to unite America and get the government to productively work on important issues sounds idealistic. Understanding that cynicism, Obama stresses that Americans must embrace the 'audacity of hope'. Not hope as an irrational belief, or a blind faith in optimism, but hope is as a unifying emotion, one that is resonating across the country. By emphasizing that we should all believe in the possibility of a new type of politics, Obama has converted so many people, (including Republicans), to believing in the possibility of a non-ideological leader. One that respects those who disagree with him, and works to find not just the Democratic solution, not just the Republican solution, but the best solution. Campaigning as a unifying leader, he has struck a chord across the country as shown by polls, book sales, enormous crowds, and big wins in Iowa and South Carolina. In this crucial juncture in history, only he has the potential to improve how Americans perceive politics, leading to solving some very important problems. Although the two Democratic candidates seem to more or less support the same issues and even hold similar values. The two candidate's Iraq plans, health care plans, energy plans, ethics plans, and education plans differ greatly in the finer details. They all seem to be aiming for the same general progressive goals: pulling out of Iraq, introducing universal health care, reducing America's dependence on oil, battling climate change, strengthening national security, and ridding Washington of corruption. The specific details of the plans are significant; yet what matters most is their actual ability of the candidate to create the political will for change. Obama, unlike the other candidate, has a history of working across the aisle and listening to opposing views, and is stressing a united America. If he is elected, Obama will do a better job not only passing the necessary legislation, but also the American people know that he is acting in their best interest. Can you imagine an American president who is elected by saying, 'we're all in this together and we all have a stake in each other' . When Obama gives a speech, he connects with his audience. Obama understands the issues, where we agree and disagree, and he has the intelligent policies, along with the charisma and political talent, to lead the American people. Obama's broad appeal will improve the long term image of the Democratic party. If Obama's nomination fails, another Democrat would not be able to win the presidency, the Republican voters would not respect Hillary. Four out of ten Republicans voted for Obama in his Illinois Senate Race. So nows your chance to get out there and vote for him.
Here is a rundown of the Super Tuesday showdown states and a capsule summary of the state of play in each state. The top ten contests are listed with an asterisk (*)1.
Alabama*: With the heavy African American vote, Obama has an edge, despite Clinton's popularity with party loyalists.
Alaska: Obama has a chance to win the caucuses here because his supporters are so committed.
Arizona*: Clinton has an edge because of her strong Latino support but Obama is spending money in hopes of an upset.
Arkansas: Clinton has an edge in the state she once served as First Lady.
California*: Obama has momentum and won three big union endorsements on Friday, but Clinton has led in the polls here from Day One.
Colorado*: Obama is working hard to take the caucuses here. Clinton hanging on to her early lead.
Connecticut*: The Nutmeg State has a habit of voting for underdogs, including Paul Tsongas against Bill Clinton in 1992. Don't count Obama out here.
Delaware*: A toss-up in a state with a large African American population.
Georgia: Obama favored, and he's worked hard here.
Idaho: Clinton has been running ahead, but Obama's campaign is hoping to steal it at the end.
Illinois: Obama's home state, Clinton's native state. Bet big on Barack, who has a diverse group of supporters.
Kansas: Obama's mom was born here, and he has the support of the popular Democratic governor, Kathleen Sebelius. He could pull it off.
Massachusetts*: Obama is coming on strong after winning the endorsements of John Kerry and Ted and Caroline Kennedy. Clinton has led in all polls, but you never know.
Minnesota: Clinton has an edge, but the strong anti-war sentiment of liberal Democrats could hurt her.
Missouri*: The super battle of Super Tuesday. Bill and Hillary Clinton have spent a lot of time here. Could go either way. Slight edge to Clinton.
New Jersey*: Obama could steal this state away from neighbor Clinton. He's working hard here and has strong support among suburban liberals and African-American voters.
New Mexico: Gov. Bill Richardson is watching the Super Bowl with Bill Clinton. Clinton's spouse would like Richardson's endorsement. With or without it, she should carry this state unless her campaign goes into free fall.
New York: Clinton is immensely popular in her adopted state and is a likely winner, though Obama might well take a majority in New York City.
North Dakota: Anything goes. Clinton favored.
Oklahoma: Clinton is expected to win a state in which she is well-organized.
Tennessee*: Al Gore's state could go either way.
Utah: Are there any Democrats here? If so, Clinton probably has the edge.
- With that said we need to protest in a serious way that the integrity of America's voting system has been profoundly compromised by electronic voting manipulation, and we also need to demand candidates who can tell some version of the truth that is not totally twisted by the perverse and inhuman influence of corporate financial blackmail. Until we accomplish these objectives, we will continue to have an America that invades foreign countries based on wholly fictional pretexts and kills its own citizens with impunity, and we will have presidential candidates who cannot address the real issues that threaten our very survival because they are gagged by the financial constraints placed upon them by the very forces that jeopardize our well-being and our survival as a species.