Super Tuesday for Dummies: A Cheat Sheet for Your ‘Primary’ Concerns (VIDEO)

stephen colbert super tuesdayIs it just me, or does the term "Super Tuesday" not sound very ... political? Whenever I hear Super Tuesday, the first three things that come to mind (in no particular order) are football, monster truck rallies, and those big end-of-season, everything-must-go sales where you can snag a winter coat for, like, 8 bucks. I'm not the only one, either -- apparently there are lots of other bargain-shoppers across the nation who don't really know what Super Tuesday is all about.

If you happen to be among that number (or maybe you're a monster truck type of person, I don't know), I have good news for you: Super Tuesday is pretty easy to understand. (I have bad news about Super Tuesday too, but I'll get to that later.)

First, a basic definition ...


Super Tuesday: The Tuesday in February or March of a presidential election year when the most states hold primary elections to choose which delegates will go to national conventions where each party's presidential candidate is officially elected.

Or to put it in simpler terms ... Super Tuesday: A huge deal for the GOP this year; after the 10 participating states vote for their fave candidates today, whichever one of those guys gets the most love will probably end up being the Republican to run against Obama for Prez.

Okay, remember I told you there was bad news? The chosen Republican could turn out to be Mitt Romney. Or Rick Santorum. Or Ron Paul. Or Newt Gingrich!

So, in short, Super Tuesday is going to be Super Terrifying. For some of us, that is.

Sorry to be such a downer. Here, quick -- laugh before you start crying! Stephen Colbert to the rescue (as usual).

What's your Super Tuesday prediction?

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