Today is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. But since this is an election year today is being referred to as Super Tuesday because almost half the country is voting in their state primaries to decide which presidential candidate they like. However, Pennsylvania isn't one of the 24 states.
Here we spent the day feasting on potato doughnuts and pondering what we are willing to give up for Lent. Our primary is in April. By that time majority of the candidate either dropped out of the race on their own or having lost in several states decided to take another swing at the presidency in four years.
I have never voted in the Pennsylvania primary because I always considered it mostly ceremonial. Casting our votes in April has as much meaning in the electoral process as demanding a recount of last year's American Idol. Despite being a large state the primary places Pennsylvania on the rear end of presidential politics.
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