Politics & Society

Perfect Political Weather

Lee, here...

So, we made it through the so-called Potomac Primary, our region's own Super Tuesday, when voters in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia participate in the nation's primary elections process.

Of course, Tuesday brought the perfect weather for voting (insert sarcasm here) — icy, rainy and cold. In fact, I know of at least two of our producers who didn't even make to the polls (yeah, they were pretty upset, too). Why? They were trapped for hours in what became an extended evening rush hour, due to the weather.

Nevertheless, much of the region did have their say at the polls and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain emerged as winners here.

What did the wins suggest for the candidates? And what does it mean for upcoming contests in Hawaii, Wisconsin, Ohio and Texas? We had a conversation with Shailagh Murray, a political reporter for the Washington Post. If you haven't already, take a listen to her observations.

Looking ahead, Thursday is our international news day. You can plan to hear a conversation on love that transcends geographical borders, just in time for Valentine's Day ...

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

About

Support comes from: