Red Letter Day

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Obama-mania, catch it!

100% total full-frontal caucus action

Along with my friends Marc, Matt and about 2215 other Kansas Democrats, I piled into the Douglas County Fairgrounds last night for the Democratic caucus.

The night was spent mostly waiting in line to get into the arena, which was a huge dirt area used for livestock shows and such. I suspected a secret Republican plot; once they got all the Democrats in the arena, they would lock the gate and release the bulls! Luckily, nothing so dramatic happened, just a lot of talking, cheering and running into people we knew. The actual counting and speeches didn't take too long at all, and at the end of the night, the count was about 10-1 Obama over Hillary. It came close to being a complete sweep, but after the first round of counting, a few of the Edwards folks joined the Clinton section, which pusher her over the limit and got her a couple delegates. In the end, my district went 9-2 for Obama, and for the first time in the history of Kansas Presidential politics, my actual vote counted for something! It even made the muddy parking lot and the drive home in a snowstorm worth it.

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