If you’re confused, mislead and frustrated with MSM blather on elections nights, with all their posturing as if they have half a clue, you are not alone. One HuffPo blogger has this to say about it all:
Q: I don’t get it.
A: Neither do the networks. That’s why the campaigns will be spinning them like crazy.
Q: You mean the expectations game?
A: No, it’s way wilder than that. You’ve got 24 separate state contests (plus American Samoa), but you’ve also got the aggregate big-picture shebang. In each state, as well as collectively, you’ve got popular votes, Democrats’ votes, and independents’ votes. You’ve got delegates by congressional district, at-large delegates, superdelegates, soft pledged delegates, soft unpledged delegates, hard delegates, and unpledged add-on delegates. You’ve got red states, blue states, bellwether states, and must-carry-in-November states. Both campaigns are thoroughly prepared to take any outcome on each of those dimensions and confect a convincing “win” out of a grab-bag of “upsets,” “momentum,” “patterns of success,” “X states out of 24,” “Y electoral votes out of 538,” “Z percent of the popular [or independent] vote,” “the highest percentage of delegates at stake,” “the highest total delegate count [including or excluding Florida and Michigan]”…
Full post here. There are alternatives to MSM on Super Tuesday. And of course I’m working for one, so I’ll refrain from pimping that here for just a moment. But start with local, political, alt offerings such as Kudzu Vine on BlogTalkRadio, live tonight at 5pm.