And Missouri predicts….
I’d like to talk about an unusual phenomenon I’ve heard about but only just recently looked into more. (That’s right, y’all can keep waiting for a post Super Bowl game write up 😛 ).
Did you know that Missouri has correctly called the winner of the presidential race very year since 1904 except for one (1956 with Adlai Stevenson). This is known as the Missouri bellwether effect. You can read more about it at Wikipedia.
OK. Let’s say this continues on for one more election. What happened there on Super Tuesday? Well, here’s how it broke down:
Obama: 405,284 votes
The Clintons: 395,287
down party lines, it goes like this:
Democrats above: 800,571 (57.6%)
Republican above: 552,495 (39.8%)
remaining Democrats & Republicans: (2.6%)
If I read the numbers right, and if Missouri continues to predict accurately, then I think Obama wins it. Maybe it is time for a change.