What's at Stake on Super Tuesday?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Supporters carry signs for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum as he speaks during a Tea Party rally in Columbus, Ohio. (Jay LaPrete/Getty)

Voters in 10 states weigh in on the Republican presidential line-up today in Super Tuesday primary elections and caucuses around the country. Four hundred and thirty-seven delegates are up for grabs -- but also at stake is the momentum of the campaign. Who is out there voting today? Is the Republican primary voter demographic in Idaho and Alaska the same as in Tennessee and Georgia? And who are they voting for?

Todd Zwillich is The Takeaway's Washington correspondent. Anna Sale is a reporter for It’s a Free Country.


Anna Sale and Todd Zwillich

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Comments [43]

Pattye McKinney from Guthrie, OK

I'd have to say, "Stuck in the Middle With You".

Mar. 07 2012 10:59 PM
Charles Peacock from Michigan

Judy Collins, "Send In the Clowns"


"Don't bother, they're here."

As a Democrat I couldn't be happier than to see the Republicans fielding such a field of bumbling fools to oppose what should have been a vulnerable Democratic president.

Mar. 07 2012 03:57 PM
Kel from Stillwater, OK

The song that best describes this GOP primary season is done by Judy Collins:
"Bring In The Clowns"

Mar. 07 2012 12:12 PM
Drew from Oklahoma City

Terry S. Taylor's "Dum Da Dum Doi Doi"

Or perhaps "Everybody Way Oh!" from the same artist:

Mar. 07 2012 11:09 AM
Charlie from MA

Gypsies, tramps and thieves
We'd hear it from the people of the town, they'd call us
Gypsies, tramps and thieves
But every night all the men would come around
And lay their money down.

Mar. 07 2012 10:48 AM
smartypants from Boston

Someday my prince will come, by Disney

Mar. 07 2012 10:25 AM
Keith from Yukon, OK

"Ship of Fools" by World Party; a versatile song that could be used for the Republican candidates or, better yet, all of Congress!

Mar. 07 2012 10:23 AM
Brad from Miami

Gotta be "Saviour Machine," by David Bowie

ps. Tongue firmly planted in cheek

Mar. 07 2012 10:04 AM
Sarah from Boston

"The Never Ending Story" by Limahl...
Or, if Romney had clinched the nomination with more wins last night, "Mr. Robato" by Styx

Mar. 07 2012 10:02 AM
Jeffrey pomakis

My suggestion for a song is by the Rolling Stones. RIBY TUESDAY

Mar. 07 2012 09:54 AM
Carleton Kendrick from Millis, MA

The song, "Smiling Faces."

Mar. 07 2012 09:53 AM
Pamela from Providence RO

The Republican primary song? "Who let the dogs out?"

Mar. 07 2012 09:28 AM
Ian from NH

Electioneering by Radiohead

Whipping Post by The Band

Mar. 07 2012 09:28 AM
Mary M from Pittsburgh

R.E.M - It’s the End of the World
Katy Perry- Hot n’ Cold

Mar. 07 2012 09:28 AM
Mary cox from Camden, SC

Godzilla, Blue Oyster Cult. "history shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man."

Mar. 07 2012 09:23 AM
T from North Palm Beach, FL

Stuck in the Middle with You. No question.

Mar. 07 2012 09:22 AM
Justin from Colorado

The best song to describe this election is Tool's "Ænema", because its a three ring circus sideshow of freaks.

Mar. 07 2012 09:22 AM
Paul from Miami

3 Choices

Helter Skelter - The Beatles.

Won't get Fooled Again - The Who

Monster/America - Steppenwolf

Mar. 07 2012 09:21 AM
Karla from Pittsburgh, PA

It's the End of the World As We Know It...R.E.M.

Mar. 07 2012 09:21 AM
Ashley from Belmont, MA

"The Song That Never Ends." Yes, from "Lamb Chop". Repeat ad infinitum to truly capture the primary spirt.

Mar. 07 2012 09:21 AM
Jim Kerr

How about the Social Distortion version of Ring of Fire...let
them burn themselves up.

Mar. 07 2012 09:21 AM
Amy DeFazio from Uniontown,PA

The song I think best depicts the GOP primary is Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Young " Love the One You're With."

Mar. 07 2012 09:19 AM
Patrick from Hingham, MA

For newt: man on the moon, REM.

Mar. 07 2012 09:19 AM
Alex Somoano from Miami, Fl

Bob Dylan. It ain't me babe. No no no it ain't me babe. It ain't me ur looking for, babe.

Mar. 07 2012 09:19 AM
maureen from Detroit

How about Step Right Up from Tom Waits: "the large print giveth, the small print taketh away" Tom Waits. I think whoever is the nominee will end up promising much and rescinding later. As usual.

Mar. 07 2012 09:18 AM
Eric from Pittsburgh

NOFX - The Idiots Are Taking Over

Mar. 07 2012 09:10 AM
Jonathan from Dearborn, MI

How about "Breaking the Yearlings" from Shearwater's new album Animal Joy?

"And you're not watching the road
Or watching the flood stage rise
We are yearlings
Not watching the tide run out
Till what the daylight hides
Is known"

And given the sort of election it's been and is shaping to be, here's another Cohen song: "Get ready for the future, brother, it is MURDER."

Mar. 07 2012 09:07 AM
Robert from Florida

Song: "Send in the Clowns"
Really. I mean , really.

Mar. 07 2012 09:06 AM
Dan from NY from NYC

"Creep" by Radio Head.

Mar. 07 2012 09:05 AM
Don Jones from Detroit

With deepest apologies to the original meaning of the song, " Four Dead in Ohio " best sums up the Grand Oil Party and their Super Tuesday primary.

Mar. 07 2012 08:56 AM

I nominate Alan Parsons Project (I don't care what you do) I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You for this **negative** campaign!

Mar. 07 2012 08:56 AM
Peter from Michigan

I nominate

"F**k the World Off"

By The Kooks

Mar. 07 2012 08:48 AM
Ron H from Austin, Tx

The song that keeps going thru my head during this primary season is the Banana Splits song....
Two banana, four banana, one banana, three
Swingin' like a bunch on monkeys, hangin' from a tree.
Hey there, ev'rybody, won't you come along and see
How much like Banana Splits ev'ryone can be

Mar. 07 2012 08:24 AM
Jane Kelly from New York City

"No More Words" by Berlin


No More Words
You're talking and it all sounds fair
You promise your love, how much you care
I'm still listening and still unsure
Your actions are lacking, nothing is clear
No more words
You're telling me you love me while you're looking away
No more words, no more words
And no more promises of love
Remember when the words were new
They carried a meaning, a feeling so true
I'm looking for a long romance
Not a picture of passion or one time chance
Don't fool your self
Your empty passion won't satisfy me
I know, so don't pretend that you want me
You don't want me
We make love and it's all the same
Your eyes show nothing, no lover's flame
Don't promise we can work it out
You can leave right now if you're feeling doubt

Mar. 07 2012 08:09 AM
Dan Bernard from Seacoast NH

I would nominate "Nowhere Man," by The Beatles.

Mar. 07 2012 08:07 AM
Rob from Salt Lake City

U2-"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"

Mar. 07 2012 08:05 AM
George J. Robinson from NYC

The song that represents the Republican Primary Campaign is the '60s song, "You Talk Too Much, You Worry Me to Death..." (!)

Mar. 07 2012 08:05 AM
Renee from nyc

James Keelaghan- 'House of Cards and a Pack of Lies' (also a great commentary on the financial crisis)

Mar. 07 2012 08:04 AM
Herman Pearl from Pittsburgh

Jimi Hendrix - Love or Confusion

Mar. 07 2012 08:00 AM
John Lyng from Toronto, Canada

"Eve of Destruction" is my choice for the song.

Mar. 07 2012 07:41 AM
Mark Whistler from New York, New York

Hands down...


Waiting Room...


"I am a patient boy... I wait, I wait, I wait... My time is like water down a drain..."

Mar. 07 2012 07:19 AM
Ken from Cumberland, RI

Talking Heads "There's a Circus Coming to Town"

Mar. 07 2012 07:03 AM
Roger Whitham from Connecticut

As a life time republican who gets 100% of my information on line, honestly I haven't heard a single campaign ad once this primary season. And because of this I have experienced an ad free primary season andvactually learned the republican party hasn't a single candidate worth the gasoline to drive to the polling station. A very sorry day for the party of Abe Lincoln.

Mar. 06 2012 09:13 AM

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