If You Live in Missouri, Why Are You Reading This? Go Vote!
Let's begin by getting out of the way all the reasons--pretty good reasons, I'll grant--why the press is more or less ignoring today's primary in Missouri. It's non-binding, none of the campaigns has spent more than token amounts in the state, and Rick Santorum is the only candidate who even turned up, visiting several towns, including Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal. (In the photo, snapped in the Mark Twain Dinette, the object on the red plate, I'm supposing, is fried Mississippi catfish.)
Now here's why the vote today in Missouri will matter even so: Owing to a clerical error, Newt's not on the ballot. That gives Santorum his one uncluttered opportunity to take on Mitt Romney. Might Santorum produce his first strong showing of the race? Might he even...win?
The polls close at seven o'clock. If you live in the "Show Me" state, go show 'em.