As the clock ticks down to Super Tuesday, the race for the White House took a Super Bowl time out. Nothing, not even an election campaign, is as important to Americans as the Super Bowl, with the whole country hanging on the result. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in the Democrat race, with Obama winning vital Kennedy clan endorsements from Maria Shriver and Caroline Kennedy, as well as from tv’s Oprah Winfrey, and singing star Stevie Wonder.
Clinton though will take solace from the Super Bowl. As a New York Senator she will have enjoyed the Giants’ victory.
“You know, we got two big contests, we have the Super Bowl, we have Super Tuesday,” she said. “I want the New York team to win both. That’s where I am focused.”
It is looking more straightforward on the Republican side, with veteran John McCain beginning to stretch his lead, and with a chance of clinching the nomination on Tuesday.
Millionaire businessman Mitt Romney is fighting a desperate battle to stay in touch. Despite his outward optimism, it is looking increasingly like the Republican nomination is heading McCain’s way.