Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hooray For Us!

[Election 2008] High voter turnout's for Super Tuesday have helped to give the image of apathetic Americans a more proactive makeover. With such a closely watched, wide-open presidential campaign it's no wonder that even here in Utah democrats came out in droves to support their candidates.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves just quite yet. A D-News article headline today proclaimed triumphantly that "Utahns rally for Romney, give Obama edge"---the edge? We the beehive state gave Obama the winning edge over Hillary?

The article of course mentioned nothing about how the land of Zion gave Obama the edge over the hated Hillary, but a closer look at the polls show nothing conclusive. In fact most
indicators show the closest margins give Hillary the delegate edge.

But if you want to disregard those I guess you could say we gave Obama the edge...although that doesn't explain the role of other Obama super tuesday wins like Georgia and Minnesota where Obama won more than three times the number of delegates from then he did in Utah. But oh well I guess I will just revel for a while in the idea that Utah was the straw that broke the camel's back, when it comes to getting Obama the nomination and perhaps the presidency. Hell we can enjoy a delusion of grandeur can't we? After all they don't come all that often for us democrats in Utah. (Eric S. Peterson)

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