3/1/16

Make or Break March...The Eyes of Texas

"Everything is bigger and better in Texas". 
When Texans hear that phrase, we usually swell up with pride and break out in a refrain of "The Eyes of Texas". 

For sure, on this particular first day of March 2016 aka Super Tuesday, all eyes are on the Lone Star State as voters cast their ballots, not only in local and state elections, but for the Candidates seeking the Presidential Nomination. 

Why are 'All Eyes' on Texas?  It goes back to being 'Bigger'.  Yep, Texas has the power to make or break several candidates' chances of being the last man standing with it's 155 delegates at stake.

 It's politics Ya'll, and here's how it goes according to those who know: 

There are three delegates in each of the 36 congressional districts.  The majority of the delegates - 108- will be determined based on the outcome in each congressional district and not the state wide outcome.  The winner in each district will receive 2 delegates, while the runner-up will receive 1 delegate.  The 47 at-large delegates remaining will be allocated based on the statewide results. (RedState.com)

Finally, I gotta say...with 'All Eyes' that were on the Houston GOP Debacle...let's hope the 155 Texas delegates have their stakes in a row and know the history and the expectations of the Univ. of Texas School Song...The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You.


History...The song was written by the editor of UT's Cactus Yearbook and UT band member.  "The Eyes of Texas are Upon You" was meant to remind students that the state of Texas was watching and expecting them to go out and do great things.  Then there is the rest of the song to punctuate the first line....
All the livelong day.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
You cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them
At night or early in the morn--
The Eyes of Texas are upon you
Til Gabriel blows his horn.
 
Welcome March!
The Eyes of Texas and the Nation
Are Upon You!

6 comments:

  1. Well the ballots have all been counted and the results are in. It all looks very confusing from up here.

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  2. This is going to be a historic election, indeed. At least it has sparked interest in so many who would otherwise have sat it out and then would have complained about the results for the next four years. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  3. Texas certainly plays a part. More shakeups, no doubt. It's been tough

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  4. Hi Sue - I shall be glad when all elections and referendums are over ... too much happening at the moment ... it is interesting though and I shall vote over here ...

    Cheers Hilary

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  5. Hi Sue! I have had you on my mind and really kept trying to come visit here. What a very informative post! I was just a mere kid out of high school when I worked my first job in the Pueblo County Treasurer's office in my hometown of Pueblo, Colorado. I got thrown into the whole political arena and had to participate in the caucus and I really learned a lot! But all the candidates will tell you what you want to hear to get those votes and I was told many times you need to vote this way or that way! Wow! Wrong thing to tell a girl who liked to check her facts before making a decision. Back in those days, the 1970's you had to do a bit of sleuthing to find out information. No easy internet access. I learned a lot and as a result of it all have to pray even harder! Thank you for sharing and hope your Texas Independence Dy was a good one. Hugs, Anne

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