The GOP is getting a jump-start on planning for the 2016 presidential elections; apparently, they can’t wait to decide who’s going to join such notables as McCain and Romney for the coveted position of First Loser. At this point, though, it looks like Republicans care a lot less about putting up an electable candidate than they do putting on a show.
They’re calling it the “SEC Primary,” or the “Southern Super Tuesday — March 1st, 2016 that is. On that day, at least five Southern states including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee will coordinate to hold their primary elections. Florida and Texas may be on for the March 1st party; however, fashionable lateness isn’t out of the question, since they may end up holding their primaries a bit further into March.
So, why does it matter when the troglodytes come out to play?
Mostly because all of these states are currently controlled by said conservative troglodytes, and there’s very little chance that any of them will end up going to a Democratic candidate in a presidential election. More to the point, these are the states most likely to elect one of the many far-right Koch puppets or standard issue wingnuts vying for the 2016 crown of First Loser. The GOP candidates nominated in these states will be utterly un-electable (think Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul ect), but they’ll sure put on a good show!
Or, enough of a show to get a few hundred million in campaign contributions rolling in. And really, isn’t that the point?
And there’s a lot more than a campaign-money lottery at stake for the wingnuts nominated in these states. Republicans, being fascist, will generally back the strongest candidate with the greatest initial lead. Whoever comes out on top in the GOP Southern Conference will almost certainly carry the nomination in the rest of the states.
Effectively, then, the SEC Primaries are a play by GOP-controlled states to get the most radical and unelectable showman on the ticket, as a means to drum up publicity and get those fat PAC dollars rolling in. Not that many of them will end up going to the candidates, as we know from Sarah Palin and Marco Rubio’s campaign scams. But when big money starts rolling around the table, some of it’s bound to land in the right people’s pockets.
And really, isn’t that what the GOP is all about?