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Monday, March 03, 2008


"If the Clintons were the bridge to the 21st century, Obama IS the 21st century."

-U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX)



Blogger Tauratinzwe said...

Well Done!

10:28 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another vote for Communism! Oh, I meant, Change!

11:04 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you explain to me how the Texas Caucus works? I'm still confused.

11:13 AM

Blogger Big Daddy Weave said...

Here's the FAQ on the Caucuses (Precinct Conventions)

Caucus FAQ


My understanding is that 1/3 of the delegates are awarded through the Precinct Conventions (Caucuses).

Caucuses begin at 7:15 or whenever the last vote at your precinct is cast (whichever is later). According to an e-mail from Baylor Democrats, all one has to do is show up with your receipt (from voting earlier in the day) and sign in for the candidate that you support. Afterwards, you are free to leave.

11:50 AM

Blogger Alexis said...

Since I was actually AT a TX caucus and DIDN'T leave, let me share my experience...

We all waited in a room until the voting was finally finished. Most of the people left after signing their name and indicating who their delegate was. That was unfortunate... each precinct gets a number of delegates to their county convention, then the county to the state, and the state to the national (you get the idea). The delegates are based on PREVIOUS years election turnout- so if democratic voting is down in your precinct, then you get fewer delegates in your primary the next election season.
In our precinct tonight we were allotted 11 delegates- 8 to Obama and 3 to Clinton. Then we had to elect who those delegates were, and the alternates, then we had to vote on resolutions (if anyone had one). We had 5 resolutions that came up. the 8 of us for Obama will go to our county convention on March 29 and vote on resolutions and delegates again. Its tricky... but important i think, and worth sticking around for. Would have been better if more people had done so with those of us that did.

9:09 PM

Blogger Big Daddy Weave said...

I think signing in and leaving was preferable to staying at that dreaded place for over 4 hours, especially if you had no intention of placing your name up to be a delegate at the McClennan County Convention!

Some people have jobs!

Might be wise to remember your text message you sent after sitting in that room for over 3 hours. I believe it was something to the extent of:

"I'm STILL here...Lord HELP ME!"

9:51 PM

Blogger Bart Barber said...

Before recriminations begin this morning, let me state for the record that I did not cross over and vote Hillary last night. True to my word, I voted for Huck.


5:50 AM

Blogger Alexis said...

That is true, it was an incredibly long, slightly arduous experience- but I learned a lot and felt like maybe I was really participating in democracy. And, I am now a precinct delegate to the county convention, and I'm very excited about it!

But we should do something in Texas that doesn't exclude people who do have to work the next day, or who have small children, or are elderly, etc. There should be a way those people can participate in choosing delegates too. (we voted on a resolution to that effect).

1:12 PM

Blogger Jim Paslay said...

Big Daddy,

Please enlighten me a little. How does a democrat gloss over the social positions of a candidate and go ahead and vote for that person? Obama's social positions are actually more liberal than Clinton's. You obviously can do it but I could not and changed my party affiliation back in 1988.

Here's one person praying that neither Obama or Clinton get elected!

1:17 PM


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