Super Tuesday Analysis
The Hiller Instinct: Super Tuesday Analysis
Begin at the end, because “Super Tuesday” successfully ends John Kerry's battle for the democratic nomination, convincingly ends John Edwards' campaign and, hopefully ends Howard Dean's nightmare.
The numbers say it all, Kerry won nine of 10 states voting today, giving him a total of 27 victories in the 30 democratic primaries and caucuses held so far. That's domination.
So Kerry will be the nominee... not officially until the convention here in July, but unofficially, right now.
Whatever you think of Kerry, tonight you must admire his discipline and determination. It's easy to get on his bandwagon now that he's up, but don't forget how far, and for how long he was down. And he'll be a better candidate if he doesn't forget either.
John Edwards, a skilled trial lawyer, can read juries and tonight he correctly read the verdict of democratic voters. Tomorrow he'll drop out, with an enhanced reputation and a promising future, whether or not Kerry picks him as a running mate.
And save a smile for Howard Dean. Embarrassed in Iowa, humiliated afterward, Dean should sleep a bit easier after his home State win in Vermont.
Tonight Dean said, "This win means so much to me." Believe it.
Not so long ago, Dean was the front-runner and there were ten democrats running for president. Tonight, there's just one -- John Kerry.