Baron Dave Romm (barondave) wrote,
Baron Dave Romm

Too crowded to caucus

Obama supporter at the Minnesota caucus
Obama supporter at the Minnesota caucus, Mpls
Super Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2008CE

By 6:15 the line was long, and that was just to sign in. Sticking to the rules, no one could vote until 6:30, and we only had the choices for president. The slate of Democrats was long and included people who dropped out a long time ago (in political terms). ( I guess the Republicans were in another place.) They were unprepared; I gave them two of my pens (from the bus company). People were still arriving at 7:00 when they declared the actual caucus to be in the next building. At first, the Convener said they wouldn't start until 8 (when the whole thing was supposed to be over), but she started the process of electing caucus officials about 7:15. Still, people were trickling in and it was obvious the main event would go on for a long time. I didn't stick around.

I talked to several interesting local voters, including an Imam from Somalia and a student originally from Bangladesh who lives in my building.

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