The results are slowly coming in . . .
New York -- Albert Gore winner
Texas -- George Walker Bush winner
California -- Albert Gore winner
Tennessee -- George Walker Bush winner
Illinois -- Albert Gore winner
Arizona -- George Bush winner
New Mexico -- Albert Gore winner
Utah -- George Bush winner
Maryland -- Albert Gore winner
Florida -- Albert Gore ??? . . . George Walker Bush ???. . .
"CNN would like to report that Al Gore is the winner."
"Fox News reports that George Walker Bush has won the Sunshine state."
************* Albert Gore . .vs. . George Walker Bush ***************popular vote --- 50,996,119 . . . . . . . 50,456,169
electoral vote --- 266 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Could it happen again?
The Democartic contest for the nomination could see the same scenario.
There is the popular vote and the vote by the superdelegate.
A superdelegate is a muckety-muck of the party (congressman, senators, party charimen, etc.) that casts their vote after the people have cast their own . . .
It's an elitist concept, the logic goes that the sophisticated had to curb the will of the people -- just in case the people get over themselves -- the elites can put them in check.
Barack Obama is winning the popular vote, the most states, but could fall short in the number of superdelegates needed; whereas Hillary Clinton can lose the popular vote, capture the least states, but win the most superdelegates, and continue on to the party's nomination.
things that make you go hmmmm. . .
So, what do you do if deja vu happens twice -- granted I'm not speaking of the national race.
DNC what do you do? What is your position? What are the implications of your decision for party members? Most importantly, how would such a scenario impact the general election? Howard Dean, Chariman of the DNC, claims we will have a nominee before the Denver Convetion. Dean, I'm not sure what leverage you have to make either one of them concede if the numbers are close.
Remember, history has each of their backs!
If Barack is your candidate -- will you feel slighted if he isn't given the nomination due to superdelegates negating the vote of the people?
If Hillary is your candidate -- will you feel snubbed if superdelegates cast their vote for her, only for the DNC to intervene in the process?
Well, what will you do?