I don’t think that word means what you think it means….

Iowa. New Hampshire. South Carolina. Florida.

The 2012 Primary season has been one “pivotal” or “crucical” or “game changing” battle after another. In the end though, it’s going to turn into a slog for delegates. However this battle ends up, it’s going to end up looking a lot more like a basketball game than anything else – a series of small victories that add up to a larger score. Hit 1144, the buzzer sounds and the game ends.

So you can safely ignore all the breathless coverage of the “pivotal” or “vital” primary in Illionois – the primary isn’t even winner-take-all, so it’s pretty much guaranteed that Santorum will get a few, Romney will get a few. How many each gets obviously matters in the sense that a three-pointer is worth more than a two-pointer, but when everyone wakes up Wednesday morning, the facts will be pretty much the same – Romney will be a little closer to 1144, Santorum will still be pushing for a contested convention.


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I'm a Naval Officer living in Southern California. I hope to be attending law school in the next year or two, and I started writing this blog out of a desire to improve my writing and critical thinking skills after a couple years outside of academia.
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One Response to I don’t think that word means what you think it means….

  1. Pingback: Prediction #2: After Illinois | Think Like a Fox

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