My 2 Cents: Oklahoma Preparing For Presidential Primary


Thursday, February 25th 2016, 10:03 pm
By: News 9


I remember the debate in 1988 when Oklahoma decided to throw in with eight other southern states to become part of the so-called Super Tuesday in the race for the White House. Supporters argued that by joining with Texas, Florida and others, at the time, it would give us a louder voice in Presidential politics.

It has to a degree, but especially this year, as witnessed by all the political commercials and all of the candidate visits, the move to Super Tuesday has given Oklahoma more political influence than ever.

The Democratic race in Oklahoma is tightening according the latest poll with Hillary Clinton steady at 41 percent, but Bernie Sanders rising dramatically to 28 percent, with more than a quarter of Oklahoma Democrats still undecided. 

Sanders held a big rally in Tulsa last night, and I won't be surprised if Clinton comes in over the next 4 days.  

The three leading Republican candidates, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio will be here holding big rallies this final weekend before Super Tuesday.

There was talk last year about bumping back our primary date to the first Tuesday in April to make Oklahoma a winner takes all delegates state, but these races could largely be settled by then and Oklahoma's role would have been nominal.

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents.