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Our first caucus

in-the-hillary-camp-167-people.jpgcaucus-registration.jpgcaucus-before-breaking-up-763-people.jpgcaucus-1.jpgI’m so excited.  We went to our first caucus.  I really loved participating in this aspect of the election process.  Since we did not have a caucus in TN, I had no idea what would happen.  I’ll give the quick and dirty story.  Once you register (new voters in the district) you get a number on an index card.  Then, you go to the big gathering place.  Ours was Clapp auditorium.  It turned out to be beautiful and literally across the street making it very easy to walk.  Anyway, after some formalities and instructions, we were instructed to move to areas designated for our candidate.  I thought someone would speak on each candidates behalf, but that didn’t happen.  We went to the Hillary camp and we were counted.  Because there were 763 people at the caucus, each candidate had to have at least 115 (15%) to remain viable.  If they did not have that much they could go around adn try to convince others to join their camp, join a different group or leave.  Biden, Cusenich and Richardson (i think) did not have enough to be viable.  Some of the Biden people joined us, but I think most went to Obama.  In the end, Hillary had about 167, Edwards close to the same and Obama around 325.  That meant that Obama gets 5 delegates, Hillary 2 and Edwards 2 from our district.  I have to turn on the TV to see how its playing out. 

Also, during all of this my sis is in the hospital being induced.  She’s a little stressed, so prayers for strength and calm are appreciated.  I should have a new niece at some point tomorrow. 

2 responses

  1. Lori

    You cool Caucasers, you! David and I were talking on the phone tonight, wondering if you would caucus–and lo and behold, the blog held the key.:-)Missing you guys!

    January 3, 2008 at 9:59 pm

  2. That is so cool!!! Terry was excited for you guys too. What a neat thing to beable to do!!

    January 5, 2008 at 10:22 pm