The Iowa Caucuses were a lot of fun tonight. There were 452 Democrats at our precinct caucuses, and we had to choose 14 delegates. The number of people was clearly way more than anticipated, as we more than filled the whole space we had available to us in an elementary school auditorium. I was intending to show up in support of Kucinich and then jump ship to Obama when we weren't viable, but there was so much chaos that I decided to just go for Obama from the beginning; it seemed very important to start with a bang. Obama was clearly going to be the winner in our precinct; he started out with 135 supporters, but gathered at least 15 or so more as we secured at least 5 of the 14 delegates. I'm not entirely sure at this point what the final delegate count was, as there was so much craziness... for much of the time, we were just hanging out in the hallway among the lockers. All in all, it was a great time, and I'm really glad to see the excitement and resolve on the part of all those people.

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2 comments on "Iowa Caucuses"


Richard Barrett (http://leitourgeia.blogspot.com/)
January 24th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

How is the move treating you guys?

Jon
January 24th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

oh excellent, the web site field in your comment was screwed up again. ::fixed::

Not too bad. Dallas is big. Really big. There is excellent pizza here. Also, the library's great.


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