Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Monday, February 04, 2008

Texas Democrats May Decide Our Next President

Tomorrow, February 5, is "Super Tuesday", with close to half of the delegates to this year's Democratic National Convention up for grabs in states across the nation. Usually, the Presidential contest is decided by the results on this primary day if not before. This time that may not be the case. For the first time in memory, The Texas Democratic Primary might just be crucial.

Both remaining Democratic Presidential candidates have lots of money, organization, and delegates already gathered. Each is almost guaranteed a win tomorrow in their own large home states. Polls show them close across the country. Since Democrats don't do "winner-take-all" primaries like the Republicans, both will get a lot more delegates Tuesday.

Short of an unexpected landslide, both can still go on to the remaining states -- and the biggest prize left is Texas on March 4. We may get to see a lot more of both candidates over the next month. And isn't it great that we get to choose the better of two good candidates, while the Republicans are feuding bitterly trying to pick the lesser of two evils?

Tuesday night there are five election watch parties in Dallas County, listed below (along with one in Fort Worth and another in the mid-cities). Come on out and have fun seeing the returns with some other good Democrats.

Tuesday, February 5:
  • Dallas Democratic Lawyers Super Tuesday Primary Watch Party (5:30 PM, Lift Lounge, 2404 Cedar Springs Rd. Ste. 400 at Maple, Dallas )
  • Dallas County Young Democrats Super Duper Tuesday Watch Party (6 PM, Side Bar and Grill, 2100 Greenville Ave, Dallas)
  • North Oak Cliff Democrats Super Tuesday Primary Party (6 PM, Beckley Brewhouse, 1111 N Beckley Ave., Dallas)
  • Super Tuesday Election Watch Party For Hillary Clinton "As we watch the election results, we can enjoy the food and drink from the fabulous Metro Grill (at your own expense) and learn how to help Hillary in Texas . The campaign for Texas begins February 6 and we will have information to organize your precincts and get out the vote in Dallas County. Buttons and bumper stickers will be available too." RSVP Barbara Rosenberg by email to berosenberg AT sbcglobal DOT net. (6:30 PM, Metro Grill, 4425 N. Central Expressway between Fitzhugh and Knox, Dallas)
  • Obama Dallas Super Tuesday Watch Party (6:30 PM, Clipso Sports Grill Inc., 7307 S. Westmoreland Road, Dallas)
  • Tarrant County Democratic Party Watch Party $20 "Tarrant 4 Hillary has also dubbed this its official watch party." (6:30 PM, IAM & AW District Lodge #776 771 Clifford St., Fort Worth 76108)
  • Mid-Cities Democrats Watch Party $20 (6:30 PM, Reposados Mexican Grill 1101 Cheek Sparger Road, Colleyville, TX 76034)


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