There's a rather humorous scenario floating around the political world these days: Puerto Rico may very well be the deciding factor in the Democratic presidential nomination process.
Super Tuesday gave no indication of a winner. Obama is expected to do well in the "Crabcake Primaries" and Clinton is expected to do well in the Texas and Ohio primaries. But it's hard to imagine either winning any of these so convincingly as to force their opponent into dropping out of the race. In fact, with Clinton loaning herself $5 million (I wonder if she teared up when she signed the checks - sorry.... low blow....) I can't imagine her not sticking it out until the end. And with Obama's wealth of enthusiastic supporters I can't see him pulling out prematurely either. And with all these proportionally assigned delegates, it seems neither will be able to pull too far ahead.
Enter Puerto Rico.
- It's the last primary state (June 7).
- It has a delegate count of 63 (larger than the difference of delegates accumulated on Super Tuesday).
- It's winner-take-all (holy crap).
And I think if it does indeed come down to Puerto Rico, the Democratic party must recreate this scene.