Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Super Tuesday

We live in a great country.

A couple months ago, the pundits were ready to hand the Republican presidential nomination to Mitt Romney.  While he remains the front runner, and is the likely nominee, Rick Santorum has made things interesting.  What fascinates me about the process is no one, and I mean no one, gave Santorum a realistic chance a few months ago.

This is the way it's supposed to be.  I was concerned the early voting states, like New Hampshire and Iowa, would have far too much influence.  More people now have a voice and a vote, and we should all be happy about that.

Here we are, on Super Tuesday, when ten states vote, and there is still  possibility no candidate will reach the convention with the required number of candidates to capture the nomination.  A lot of that speculation is from the media, hoping for something interesting to happen this summer.  Other than the selection of the vice presidential nominee, political conventions have been less than spectacular events.  A wide open convention, with plenty of fighting, will be like Christmas morning.

Howard Fineman, formerly of "Newsweek" and currently with "The Huffington Post" believes there's a forty per cent chance of a brokered convention.  Personally, I believe that number is way too high.

Democracy in action is a wonderful thing.