"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.
The Eyes of Texas and the Nation
Are Upon You!