Super Tuesday’s Weather Not So Super
Face it! Since Super Bowl XLII’s audience was the highest ever, Super Tuesday has a tough act to follow. That means Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on the Democratic side and Mitt Romney and John McCain on the GOP stump will have to wage titanic struggles against each other for the election to even come close to the drama of the game.
Locally, while the average Joe and Jane voter has off in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, delegate battle lines are being drawn in the Mountain State where 18 such “delegate votes” are up for grabs. Kallie Cart explains the dynamics of the delegate convention in this article.
Since there will be so few West Virginians taking part in the debate over delegate (1200 people), the weather is rather immaterial. In fact, I overheard one delegate whimsically tell our own Laurabree Austin that she was looking foreward to the food as much as the politicking. I don’t know about you, but I would love to see Tuesday’s highs near 70 with just a scattered shower for the general election in November. That would assure a great turnout which after all is what a democratic society is all about.
But with so many convention delegates up for grabs on Tuesday in 24 states, it is clear that any candidate capable of sweeping the board can make a major statement in his or her claim to be the 44th president of the United States of America.
Across America, rainy weather will be the rule in the metropolitan Northeast where Jersey-ites, and New Englanders will carry umbrellas as they head off to the polls for their primary election.
The best weather will be in the Southeast states of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama where hazy sun and temperatures in the 70s will favor higher turnout than say in North Dakota and Minnesota where cold snow showers will bluster their way thru all precincts.
Go west young man to also fine good voting weather (dry roads and moderate temperatures) from the Golden State of California to the Rocky Mt region of Colorado and Arizona. Utah will likely be the exception with snow showers expected in the Beehive State (you learn something new everyday).
The wettest weather will be in the heartland where parts of Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and West Tennessee will be in the drink with a mild rain.
Finally, in Alaska, a coastal snow and rain storm will come to an end by Super Tuesday poll openings. Not sure what Eskimos consider good weather.