I need to buy raisins for bread pudding.
The trick is to let the bread soak overnight.
Oh, and I also have to vote.
There’s still about 2.5 hours left to vote. So if you’re getting out of work, or prepping for the Wings away game in Columbus, you can still get a partisan ballot for what has turned into a mudslinger of a fight. Robocalls, accusations, oh my! It makes the race a memorable one.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is blasting Rick Santorum and his SuperPAC for courting Dem voters. And as Libby pointed out in her earlier post, Mitt’s DNA consists of flip/flop. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is doing what a general election candidate would do. Even Rush knows the score on this, that these candidates have no clout to demand their base give them the White House.
So whoever wins Michigan may be the one who gets the nomination. Romney’s delegates apportioned by district could hurt him, but the real question comes down to who can win the states that are necessary for the electoral college. Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado are keys to 270, and there is a realistic scenario for a 269-269 tie with the 2012 numbers.
Rick’s leading for delegates in Ohio, will likely take more delegates thanks to redistricting in Michigan, and Pennsylvania is his home state. His evangelical base in Colorado shows he’s got draw, too. And if there’s a path to victory, it’s through Colorado and the Rust Belt.
So while he’s definitely got primary laundry to wash after all of this, Santorum’s got a better position to challenge President Obama. He can win the red states. Having Romney would make more states purple, but does the electoral math square with the price of backing him?
So the question is how social media and other computer-based information feeds will affect this primary. Maybe this post will get someone off the couch, the beer stool, or while exiting the workplace. Maybe if there’s 20% turnout, social media and interest in the race might push it up to 22.2%, and at the least, a visible change in voter participation.
I have concluded that modern media campaigns must incorporate a kitten video in order to reach actual people who use the internet.
As I go buy raisins, eggs, and a few other things, I will also vote. I will request a silly partisan ballot, sign whatever they tell me to, and decide whether or not to advocate chaos.
I will not sow seeds of primary destruction…Or will I?
If participation increases, we wouldn’t have to worry about chaos or crossovers. And as well, we could do without stupid laws like PA 163 that do nothing but remind us that government is always about payback.
Go vote. Go Wings. Don’t forget the raisins.