Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday

Today is Super Tuesday when voters in 24 states choose preferences for their party's presidential nomination. Selma's Woodrow Avenue Fire Station serves as a polling place for elections.
Democrats are choosing between frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Republican frontrunners are John McCain, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. It is likely that today's election will give a clear edge to who might be the parties' eventual nominee. The general election is in November.

12 comments:

Joy said...

How exciting! The funny thing is, what happens in the US has a ripple effect on the rest of the world.

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Southern Heart said...

It isn't a dull time right now, is it? :)

Rambling Round said...

Hi, and thanks for visiting.
Southern Heart, elections in Alabama are never dull! Most of the voters' cars were on the other side of the station. I just thought a sideswipe view of the fire truck, which had to be parked outside the station, would be different. Hope you stay safe in all that severe weather up your way.

Clarice said...

Is there a high voter turn out for Super Tuesday? Aren't people put off the democratic process after Florida?

Chris said...

My candidate is still in the race. That being said, I'm really sick of politics after listening to the crap for the past two years. . . .

Marie said...

The French media are very much interested in the American pre-campaign. I thin they are more interested in it than in the campaign for next month's French local election.

oldmanlincoln said...

LOL.

The deals Florida has made in the past and how the Supreme Court put President Bush in Office is a horror story in itself.

I think the process works most of the time. But we do need some changes and hopefully the future of America does not hinge on war mongers in office. We have had enough of those.

Rambling Round said...

Hi Clarice, thanks for your comment. I haven't heard yet how high the voter turnout was, but there was a lot of interest in the primaries since there hasn't been an early frontrunner for either party. While our democratic election process isn't perfect, as Old Man Lincoln noted above, it works most of the time. When it doesn't, there are appeals to the courts. This process prevents violent overthrows of our government.

Rambling Round said...

Old Man Lincoln, as always, I appreciate your visit to Selma. Just wondering if one of those "war mongers" you referred to includes your late cousin! :)

oldmanlincoln said...

Yep - lots of people think he was one among many from both sides during the Civil War. I have more complaints about the governments after the war and their treatments of Native Americans.

Lessie said...

LOVE the new look of your blog. So clean and easy to navigate. Love the larger photos too.

marley said...

I've really enjoyed watching all the election cover on CNN and BBC here in the UK. You are lucky that you have such a vibrant and interesting political culture.