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Big Country Politics: Breaking down Super Tuesday with Dr. Paul Fabrizio part 3

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"BIG COUNTRY POLITICS" HON KTAB CONTINUES ALL RIGHT, WELCOME BACK TO "BIG COUNTRY POLITICS

" WE'RE CONTINUING OUR CONVERSATION WITH DR PAUL FABRIZIO OF McMURRY UNIVERSITY A POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR AND BEFORE WE GET TO THE LOCAL RACES, I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR CLASS OVER AT McMURRY UNIVERSITY, POLITICAL SCIENCE CLASS AND I WANT TO ASK YOU AFTER A DAY LIKE SUPER TUESDAY, WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS DO YOUR STUDENTS COME IN ASKING BECAUSE WE TALKED ABOUT ON SUPER TUESDAY ON OUR FACEBOOK LIVE TOGETHER THAT WE DID ABOUT THAT YOUNG VOTE THAT NEVER REALLY MATERIALIZES, BUT I GUESS IT'S ENCOURAGING TO HEAR THAT YOUR CLASS COMES IN WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS AFTER A DAY LIKE SUPER TUESDAY FIRST OF ALL, THEY ALL ARE SUPPOSED TO BE AWARE OF WHAT'S GOING ON AND, YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY, SOME OF THEM VOTED, BUT THAT'S BESIDES THE POINT WHAT WE FOCUSED ON, THE QUESTIONS WERE ABOUT THE DELEGATES AND HOW DO DELEGATES GET AWARDED, WHAT IS THAT PROCESS LIKE? WE WENT THROUGH EACH OF THE STATES AND WHO WON, WHAT THAT MEANS AND MY UPPER-LEVEL CLASS, I HAVE A CLASS ON THE SUPREMACY THIS SEMESTER, WE TALKED ABOUT THE STRATEGY OF THE CANDIDATES GOING FORWARD AND AT THAT TIME, ELIZABETH WARREN WAS STILL IN THE RACE, MIKE BLOOMBERG HAD JUST DROPPED OUT

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? HOW DO BERNIE SANDERS, HOW DOES JOE BIDEN, HOW DO THEY COALESCE AROUND THEIR SUPPORT AND TRY TO GET TO THE NOMINATION? SO WHERE ARE THEY TODAY? HOW DO THEY GET TO THE CONVENTION? AND SO YOU KNOW, I HAVE THE KIDS — I SHOULDN'T CALL THEM KIDS, I APOLOGIZE I HAVE THE STUDENTS ACT SOMETIMES AS IF THEY'RE THE CANDIDATES SO IF YOU'RE ELIZABETH WARREN, WHAT DO YOU DO? DO YOU STAY IN THE RACE OR DO YOU GO? AND THE CONCLUSION OF OUR CLASS ON WEDNESDAY WAS THAT ELIZABETH WARREN HAD TO GET OUT OF THE RACE THERE WAS NO REASON FOR HER TO STAY IN THE RACE EXCEPT EGO AND IF SHE WANTED TO PRESERVE HER PLACE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, SHE HAD TO DROP OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND LO AND BEHOLD ON THURSDAY, SHE DROPPED OUT

VERY INTERESTING YOU MENTIONED THE DELEGATES AND WE GOT AN EDUCATION FROM YOU ON SUPER TUESDAY ON OUR FACEBOOK LIVE ON HOW DELEGATES WORKED AND THAT 15% THRESHOLD SO IF YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT, I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO BACK TO THAT FACEBOOK LIVE BECAUSE YOU GAVE A GREAT EXPLANATION ON THAT WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO GET INTO IT HERE, BUT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT DELEGATES HOW THEY'RE EARNED, HOW THEY'RE GIVEN AWAY AND THAT 15% THRESHOLD, YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO OUR FACEBOOK LIVE THANKS FOR DOING THAT, BY THE WAY

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE A FEW MINUTES LEFT TALK ABOUT THE LOCAL RACES YES LET'S — AND I GUESS THE VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN, BUT I REALLY WANT TO GET TO THAT CALLAHAN COUNTY RACE BECAUSE — WON THE NOMINATION FOR REPUBLICAN — FOR THE GOP SIDE AND BECOMING THE SHERIFF HOWEVER, HE HAS SAID HE WAS NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THAT NOMINATION

HOWEVER, AS OF THIS TIME, HE HAS NOT, NOT ACCEPTED IT AND SO THEY'RE KIND OF IN LIMBO OVER IN CALLAHAN COUNTY NOW OKAY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS RULES OKAY AND THESE RULES AREN'T UNIFIED MUCH

BUT THEY CAN USE THOSE RULES TO ENCOURAGE A CANDIDATE TO STEP AWAY AND IF NECESSARY, EVEN PULL THE CANDIDATE, BUT THAT WOULD BE REALLY STRANGE AND IT WOULD BE A NASTY FIGHT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AT THE LOCAL LEVEL CALLAHAN COUNTY SHOULD STEP IN AND TELL HIM IT'S TIME TO WITHDRAW FROM THE RACE NOTHING IS REQUIRED OF HIM OTHER THAN HIS OWN COMMITMENT, BUT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DOES NOT WANT TO RUN WITH THIS PERSON AND IT'S SIMPLY THAT RAISES ALL KINDS OF QUESTIONS

IF HE WERE TO BECOME THE SHERIFF, IT WOULD RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS TRUTHFULNESS SO IF YOU'RE ARRESTED BY HIM, YOU COULD SAY WELL, HE DOESN'T TELL THE TRUTH AND AS PROOF OF THAT, LOOK WHAT HE DID ABOUT HIS OWN RESUME HE LIDE ABOUT HIS OWN RESUME IT CREATES PROBLEMS FOR HIM

IT WOULD LIMIT HIS EFFECTIVENESS AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER THE PARTY HAS TO DO ITS DUTY THEY SHOULD DONE IT BEFORE THE ELECTION, THEY HAVE TO DO IT AFTER, AND ENCOURAGE HIM TO GO, DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO GET HIM GONE SO HE IS NOT ON THE BALLOT IT ALLOWS FOR WRITE-IN CANDIDATES THERE'S A MECHANISM FOR THE PARTY TO REPLACE SOMEONE IN THIS KIND OF CIRCUMSTANCE AND, YOU KNOW, PARTIES HAVE THESE THINGS, BECAUSE SOMETIMES, CANDIDATES DO REALLY STUPID THINGS AFTER THEY'RE NOMINATED AND SOMETIMES, CANDIDATES DIE

AND SO YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A MECHANISM TO FILL UP A VACANCY ON THE BALLOT AND AS WE SIT HERE TODAY, HE HAS NOT, NOT ACCEPTED THE NOMINATION SO IN LIMBO OVER IN CALLAHAN COUNTY YEAH I MEAN, WE OFTEN DISMISS PARTIES AS NOT BEING IMPORTANT

POLITICAL PARTIES ACTUALLY HAVE A REAL ROLE IN MAKING SURE THAT THE CANDIDATES ARE QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB AND YOU TRY TO DO IT BEFORE, YOU KNOW, SIMPLE BACKGROUND CHECKS BUT IF YOU FAIL TO DO IT BEFORE THE PRIMARY, AFTER THE PRIMARY YOU'VE GOT TO STEP IN AND LOOK WHAT WE'VE DONE, WE ONLY HAVE ONE MINUTE LEFT IS WE HAVEN'T EVEN TALKED ABOUT ALL THE INCUMBENTS WHO WON

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT ALL THE INCUMBENTS WHO WON THAT'S THE STORY WHAT'S THE BIG THING GOING ON IN TAYLOR COUNTY? AND IT'S HARD TO THINK OF SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO CAUSE PEOPLE TO KICK OUT AN INCUMBENT THERE ISN'T ANY BIG SCANDALS RIGHT NOW

IT'S LIKE THINGS ARE OKAY, THE ATTENTION IS IS ALL FOCUSED ON OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY AND WITHOUT A SCANDAL, OR WITHOUT SOME BIG ISSUE, A BAD VOTE, INCUMBENTS USUALLY WIN AND THAT'S WHAT WE SAW HERE IN TAYLOR COUNTY I GUESS THIS SHOULD BE PRETTY COMFORTABLE FOR THE OTHER INCUMBENTS, COMING UP IN THE NEXT RACES, COMING UP IN MAY, COMING UP IN NOVEMBER IT'S GOOD TO BE AN INCUMBENT IT'S GOOD — AS LONG AS YOU HAVEN'T CAUSED A SCANDAL AND TICKED OFF EVERYBODY WITH A STUPID VOTE

AND WE'RE GOING TO WRAP UP REAL QUICK MENTION YOUR RADIO SHOW? KWKC, 1340 THE PROFESSORS 4:00 TO 5:00 PM DAILY DR

PAUL FABRIZIO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE WE'LL BE BACK ON "BIG COUNTRY POLITICS"

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