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Super Fat Tuesday

So much has been written about the last couple of days, but there's a few bits I haven't seen:

  • Super Tuesday was also Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent. My caucus, like all the rest around the country, was packed, and while I didn't see anyone munching chocolate bars, I did see a woman dressed up in what looked like a bridesmaid dress. Was she going out to celebrate after, or is that just how people dress for these things?
  • I've always thought that Ash Wednesday fell on a Wednesday because Lent is meant to be 40 days, just as Jesus spent 40 days in the desert fasting. So, on leap years shouldn't we have Ash Thursday?
  • (Actually, ignore the previous item. Once I started writing that I realized that while it makes for a good punchline, it's just silly. Lent ends on Easter Sunday. Five weeks of Lent is 5X7=35, plus the five days including Wednesday before that. The extra day just pushes Easter out a day on the calendar, but not in the schedule of the church. I should have figured that there wouldn't be a problem because our calendar was instituted by Pope Gregory.)
  • It's a little hard to tell from this clip, but watch Tim Russert on the Today Show sometime, he really just barely combs his hair. I love it.

  • Nobody has really talked about this much, but what struck me about Tuesday's results is how much variation there was between states. I mean, we are all Americans, so how can two states as similar as New Jersey and Delaware have a totally different outcome between Obama and Clinton?
  • All politics is local. That's the answer to the previous question.
  • From a management perspective, it would be exhilarating to be working on a campaign and look at the results from Tuesday, figure out what the message was, who the voters were, etc., and then somehow figure out from that how to get wins in other states.

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