Friday, February 01, 2008
Super Tuesday for Dummies
Being a professional comedian, I'm constantly asked questions about how the political process works. The biggest question on peoples' minds these days is: Laura, is your hair natural? The answer, of course, is no. My hair is very UNnatural. The second biggest question people have is: "What is Super Tuesday?"
Super Tuesday is important because it's quite possible that the next president of the United States will have been chosen. On February 5th, 24 states hold their primaries. But it's not the candidates from either party that gets the most votes who will win their party's nomination, it's the candidate who gets the most beads from his or her party's delegates.
That's why if you live in one of the twenty-four states holding elections that day, you'll likely have been bombarded by advertisements of presidential candidates "showing their tits" or downing colorfully-named drinks like "Hurricane" or "Moonshine Grenade". Candidates also win beads by dressing up in elaborate costumes; the more elaborate the costume, the more beads a candidate receives.
After Hurricane Katrina there was a question as to whether Super Tuesday would continue. Thankfully, it has.
I hope this post has answered the question sufficiently.