Monday, February 22, 2016

Super Tuesday Includes Caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota

Remember Hillary's final words from her Nevada victory speech?
I'm on my way to Texas. Bill is on his way to Colorado. The fight goes on!
And that's exactly what happened.

It might be easy for a lot of Hillary supporters to focus on big Super Tuesday primary states such as Texas, Georgia and Tennessee where she is expected to stack up some major delegates. But let's not forget that there are also two states holding caucuses that day, and it's important that we either win or keep it close in both Colorado and Minnesota.

Because there isn't much recent public polling there (aside from this encouraging Minnesota result), and because they are caucuses instead of primaries, it's hard to know what to expect. But luckily, the Clinton campaign has been focused like a laser on organizing in all states this year to avoid a repeat of the caucus bloodbaths of 2008 that arguably cost her the nomination more than anything else.

Again, keeping it close there is the key, but think about this scenario: If Clinton pulls out wins in these two caucuses, as well as in the Massachusetts primary (where polls are very tight), that would mean that the only state that Sanders wins on Super Tuesday would be his home state of Vermont.

It does seem possible. And if so, it would turn an already very bad day for Bernie into an absolutely catastrophic one that would hasten the end of his campaign.


  1. It's nice to see HRC's campaign focus like a laser on the caucuses, as well as the primaries, having learned a tough lesson from 2008.

    1. Yeah, that ain't gonna happen again. And wins there would be extra nice.