Today is Super Tuesday. So much is on the Line. You Don’t Need More Opinion
By the time today ends, more than a dozen states will have had their primaries. More than one-third of the delegates for the national conventions will have been allocated. It’s a turn the corner day.
Let us hope for a good run for our better angels.
Given all that, it occurs to me that the last thing any of us need today, including you, dear reader, is yet another advice/opinion column. So, today I offer only my best wishes to all and encouragement to be thoughtful if today is the day you vote.
We will have plenty of time and opportunities to commiserate following today’s events. We should know by the end of the week what the coming months look like. I expect we will be down to a very few candidates. One might be the clear favorite, but I suspect it will remain a small group for a bit longer.
The odds of a contested convention are higher than might have been inspected, but depending on how everyone, especially the candidates, conduct themselves going forward, that does not have to be a bad scenario. If it takes 2-3 rounds of voting, so be it. If it takes multiple rounds – not good.
A number of candidates will need to ask themselves some hard questions and make some important decisions after this week. So will we citizens. I commend to you, and to the candidates, a recent article in the Washington Post by someone who has already gone through that decision process. John Delaney, like most of the early departures, made the right decision for the right reasons. They left with dignity. They were solid candidates who will contribute in the future. May we see more of that. This is a good, short read:
Good luck to us all going forward. There is much yet to be done.
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