Eight Questions Super Tuesday Might Answer

What Super Tuesday may settle
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2008 1:55 PM CST
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(Newser) – The Washington Post runs down the major lessons to be learned fro Super Duper Tuesday:

  • Will either race end? The GOP candidate will almost definitely be decided; the Democratic nominee won't.
  • How do we score victories? The GOP has winner-take-all primaries; the Democrats will debate delegate count, popular vote, and statewide wins.
  • Which states matter? For both parties, California; for Democrats, Missouri and Arizona, too.

  • Whither John Edwards voters? Barack Obama will likely win anti-war and change voters; Clinton draws lower-income voters.
  • Can Obama win Latino votes? “Black-brown tensions” may hurt; Ted Kennedy’s nod helps.
  • Will women remain in Clinton’s pocket?
  • Can McCain sway the rank and file?
  • Which Democrat can go the distance? Obama has more growth potential and deeper pockets.