Thursday, February 14, 2008

It's Still Only February

While it's been a lot of fun listening to all the pundits wax profusely over the fact that at least one political party has not for certain chosen its presumptive nominee, it's also worth pointing out that, even with all the elections we've had and the states that have voted, it's still only February. February 14, in fact.

For the historically challenged, these primary thingies used to go on for many months. And that ingenius invention known as Super Tuesday? It was born on March 9, 1988.

And as recently as the last presidential election cycle in 2004, I voted in the Maryland primary on March 2. This year I cast my Maryland vote on February 12.

So while the participation and competitiveness has been great and all, all the handwringing about when the nomination will be decided and whether the Democrats risk a civil war within their ranks if they don't confirm a choice soon is a bit ridiculous.

1 comment:

ahab said...

I was actually thinking the same thing yesterday. This will all be over before we know it.