Super Tuesday, the make or break for many in this election cycle. On the Republican side, Ben Carson, John Kasich will most likely see the end of their runs. Ted Cruz, well he needs to do well and win some states, as does Marco Rubio.
Super Tuesday for the Democrats who are down to just Sanders and Clinton? Well neither will be bowing out after Tuesday but we the rest of the country will have a much clearer picture.
I am not a fan of the primary season. With states being left out of the process as a winner generally is crowned before the primary season has ended. But, the process is what it is as they say. “WE” still have a right to complain. More like an obligation to complain about the process of selecting the candidates who may lead our great nation.
Based off the rankings of the dumbest states in our union, ranked by The Street back in 2014 a few of our Super Tuesday states appear on this list. Arkansas, a Super Tuesday state is the highest ranking of dumb. With their average IQ coming in at 97.5 and 80% of the population with no degrees beyond high school. And why they are the 50th ranked state in the union for income. They will be involved in deciding the fate of our candidates :/
Alabama the Beautiful who ranks as the 7th dumbest state and another Super Tuesday participant. 95.7 IQ average. SAT scores average 1608. It’s no wonder the top 5 employers in the state are the STATE.
Oklahoma is 9th in the dumbest awards from The Streets list with a 99.3 average IQ and a mere 23% with educations beyond high school. Tennessee closes out the dumb voting states ranking 10th on the list, a 99.7 IQ but a whopping 24% with educations beyond high school! Good for them 🙂
All isn’t a disaster this coming Super Tuesday as we do have some smart states. Colorado, Vermont, Virginia will be voting!! And the SMARTEST STATE IN OUR UNION, Massachusetts. With their whopping 104.3 IQ’s will be helping decide the fate of America.
Some may feel that this post is mean-spirited. It is not. I wrote this to express frustration with our system. Should a handful of states decide for the entire nation who will be the respective candidates? We have heard complaints in the past of the delegate system. Bush losing the popular vote to Al Gore. Today we have the complaints in regard to Super Delegates and the ignoring of the voters will in Bernie Sanders case. Our election process is flawed. The popular vote should be the only vote that counts in the primaries and in the general election. With full participation of the dumb and smart.