Where are You Watching the
Super Tuesday Primary Results?
"Hope - Obama (Shepard Fairey poster)" by Steve Rhodes on Flickr
Today we were chatting about where in NYC to watch watch the Super Tuesday Primary results come in, and a quick Google of the topic revealed a relative dearth of online discussion on the topic. Late last week there were plenty of blog posts and commenter suggestions on where to watch the Super Bowl, but despite a Friday ABC News Poll suggesting that nearly as many Americans were more excited about Super Tuesday than its testosterone-fueled NFL counterpart (37% for the Primary vs. 40% for the Big Game), there's not much chatter about the best places to count delegates while swilling overpriced drinks and munching questionably-clean bar snacks.
Our thoughts on the matter mostly revolve around finding a place with plenty of hi-def, wide-screen TVs: CNN-HD clogs the extended margins of their 16:9 broadcast with confusing delegate count estimates, and with 22 states holding primaries Tuesday, they'll need all the screen real estate they can get.
Another consideration is candidate preference: do you prefer a lopsided crowd, all cheering for your guy (or girl)? Or mixed company, where opposing fans can BOO-YAH each other as the networks project winners in backwater states splitting a half-dozen delegates between close running candidates?
Please comment with where you plan on watching the results.
The candidate websites have event search engines, mostly chock-full of "visibility" events, i.e. "help us hold signs near polling places"...all very noble and wonderful, but a bit of scrolling reveals a few dedicated "come watch the results" parties as well. Here's some short cuts to the event searches centered on 11211 for your clicking pleasure. Be warned, outside of Obama's site (95 events) and three on Hillary's site, as of Monday evening there isn't much of anything listed for Tuesday in NYC on the other candidate sites...
Barack Obama events [my.barackobama.com]
Hillary Clinton events [hillaryclinton.com]
John McCain events [johnmccain.com]
Mitt Romney events [mittromney.com]
Mike Huckabee events [mikehuckabee.com blog]
Ron Paul events [ronpaul.meetup.com NYC]