Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State, is Tulsa's top Republican presidential contender, according to poll numbers published earlier this week.
The Oklahoma Poll found that 21 percent of Tulsans would vote for Rice if the election were held now. Rice's numbers topped those of Sen. John McCain and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, each of whom garnered 17 percent of Tulsa's Republican voters.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ran fourth among Tulsa Republicans, picking up 13 percent.
Statewide, the poll showed McCain as the top Republican choice, with 25 percent of Oklahoma Republicans expressing support for the Arizona senator. Guiliani was second statewide with 17 percent support.
We have no idea what all these numbers mean, but perhaps Tulsa is friendly territory for women candidates.
That conclusion is confirmed on the Democratic side of the poll, because the numbers for Hillary Clinton were highest in Tulsa, where she found support among 31 percent of those polled. Statewide, Clinton's numbers among Democrats was 28 percent.
Condi Rice, Hillary Clinton, Mayor Kathy Taylor, former Mayor Susan Savage—all popular in Tulsa.
Hmmm. Something's going on in T-Town and, as far as we're concerned, it's a good thing.