Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday and Making Sausage

Today is Super Tuesday, when 24 states hold primaries, caucuses or a convention. Democrats have contests in 22 states with 1,681 delegates at stake, and Republicans have contests in 21 states and 1,038 delegates at stake. See, http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/02/super_tuesday_predictions_vote.html.

I like to get my election coverage at the Washington Post at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/politics.

Hawaii Democrats will decide who its Democrat presidential candidate will be on February 19 (Hawaii Republicans chose their Republican candidate on February 7). However, Hawaii’s votes still count. I hear that if Obama or Clinton is within 200 delegates of each other after Super Tuesday, either could still win the requisite delegate votes after Super Tuesday to put him/her over the top.

The above is not directly related to Land Use, however, understanding politics helps to better understand land use decisions which are usually the product of elected or appointed decision makers. I’m sure you heard the expression that making laws is like making sausage, if that’s so, then land use policy is Bratwurst.

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