The Tuesday of Destiny...or not.
What could be better than watching the results of the largest primary election in U.S history with fun feminists while eating yummy desserts?
It’s 8:38pm on Tuesday, February 5th and we’re having what may very well be one of the most fun Feminism & Desserts ever. Lounging in the Margaret McKenna Student Center at Lesley University with students, newcomers, and old friends (and fabulous treats compliments of Trader Joe’s) we are anxiously awaiting results from the first election I’ve been excited about since I began voting some ten years ago.
Since I cast my vote early this morning with my fellow Cambridge citizens, I’ve been excited to know just what the outcome of this Super Duper Tuesday will be. Of course, it’s too early to really tell what’s going on. But that doesn’t seem to stop CNN (and other news sources) from making projections that seem a bit premature and irresponsible to say the least. How can they assert that Obama has won in Georgia based on only 10 % of the vote? These projections, though keeping newscasters busy and saturated with material to report on, are presenting viewers with results that, at this point are anything but accurate.
Instead of reporting on these “results” why don’t newscasters and the press focus on the issues at hand in this race? Why is no one talking about the electoral college and the problems within that system? Or about how Obama and Clinton differ on issues like education or the war in Iraq? Or about how Maryland, who has dropped out of the electoral college has signed the National Popular Vote bill into law?