For those of you who are freaking out (or alternatively getting wet-your-pants excited) over these early primary votes, here’s something to put it in perspective. Or at least moreso than the media is doing by focusing on every single one of these state primary races like it’s the only thing happening on planet earth.
You’ll see that the only day that really matters in the whole freaking schedule is “Super Tuesday”, where 1,081 delegates from over 20 states are decided for the GOP, for example. (For the Democrats, Super Tuesday represents a whopping 2,075 votes). The next most important date isn’t until March 4th, when Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont cough up 265 delegates for the GOP, and 444 for the Dems.
So wake me up on Feb 4th, so I can get all gussied up to give a damn on the 5th. Until then, I’ll only be pretending to give a damn — kind of like everyone else in the media who knows any better.