Super Tuesday Part One

I’m waiting to see more voter demographic information, and for the final results in California and Maine, before writing much about the Super Tuesday primaries. I have seen commentary saying that where Biden won big, he did so with a combination of suburban and black votes, which certainly is a combination that Democrats need. It’s also the case that, in at least some of yesterday’s primaries, the young folks just didn’t show up. That hurt Sanders. But I don’t know if that’s true everywhere.

Mike Bloomberg has dropped out, at least. He spent more than $500 million on his campaign and earned 12 whole delegates, last I saw. Money can’t buy you love. Liz Warren’s campaign seems to be going nowhere also, and I wonder what she’s going to do.

I’m annoyed with the coverage of California. The Associated Press called California for Sanders as soon as the polls closed. The Los Angeles Times has called California for Sanders. Sanders has a significant lead with 86 percent of precincts reporting. He’s ahead of Biden by 260,856 votes. Yet most major news outlets — WaPo, the New York Times, CNN, NBC, etc. — haven’t called California, and most of its 415 delegates remain unallocated. And I’m wondering if that’s to give more time for Joe Biden to claim to be the front runner, since he might still be behind Bernie in delegates once the matter is settled. But maybe I’m just getting overheated.