The Sound of Super Tuesday

Voters across the nation cast ballots in Republican and Democratic presidential races. From roaring start to candidate speeches and a tangled pile of results, this is what it sounded like.

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BILL WOLF, host:

From NPR News in New York, this is THE BRYANT PARK PROJECT.

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ALISON STEWART, host:

Live from the NPR studios at Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, this is THE BRYANT PARK PROJECT, news, information - tamper proof. I'm Alison Stewart.

RACHEL MARTIN, host:

Hey, I'm Rachel Martin. It is Wednesday, February 6th, 2008. I'm a little tired this morning.

STEWART: You were up watching the returns.

MARTIN: I was up watching the returns. I was with a group of friends and we were all fighting over the remote control because everybody has their preference about which channel they think does a better job of disseminating the information on return night. Some people like, kind of, the craziness of CNN, all that information on one screen. Other people prefer more mellow networks.

STEWART: So it was interesting. It was interesting.

MARTIN: What else was interesting is, you know, the Associated Press - I typed in, you know, campaign voting problems and they're reporting, you know, very few problems considering the amount of people who came out to vote yesterday. I was in Staples, just buying some printer cartridges and out of nowhere the two ladies behind the cashier started talking about how they wanted to get off to go - I got to go vote, as one said. And then a lady who was buying something said, Doesn't it make you feel good to have just something to vote for or someone to vote for? Everybody I went somebody was handing me a McCain sticker. Somebody was handing me a Hillary sticker, so...

STEWART: Democracy in action.

MARTIN: There you go.

STEWART: Democracy in action.

MARTIN: This hour in THE BRYANT PARK PROJECT, of course, we'll talk about all of that but there's one person who's been in the presidential race who dropped out, who actually may be in a race for the rest of his career, Dennis Kucinich, even though it was a race - a tight race for his Ohio district seat, is he going to even make on the March 4th primary?

STEWART: And, indeed, Super Tuesday is over. The results are in and being tallied but what about today and tomorrow and the next day? Nothing will be as super as it was yesterday. So we had Jill Sobule in the other day, to sing us a diddy about all the other days that are not nearly as super as yesterday -Super Tuesday, so we're going to play that segment later on in the show.

MARTIN: We also have a conservative and a liberal blogger who watched all of last night's action. They'll weigh in. Before we do get to them we want to get you caught up on the day's news, starting with last night's primary result and the official NPR Election 2008 theme music.

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