Well, it's finally here...the wait is over...the weather is beautiful and wow! there's a line in front of the school hundreds long...we shoulda walked instead of illegally parking in a red zone...my bad...fortunately, in the Wild West police don't ticket illegally parked moms of three attending their caucus...God bless them.
Alex loved the whole process...studied the preference card for a minute before pulling out his Gameboy.
Billy, the Precinct Leader counted all of us first...a firm 104...which matched the sign ups...out of the 104, ten were former Independents/Republicans...Billy welcomed them to the party of equal opportunity!
And then the fun began...in order to have a "viable candidate" you need to have at least 15% of the precinct total attendees...so we moved on to see which candidates everyone was supporting - Hillary, Edwards, Kucinich and Obama.
Then we moved, physically into our four corners...Kucinich and Edwards had 12 people...not enough even if they combined...while the rest of us filled out our Preference Cards, they had to wait...and then we had 20 minutes to convince them to move either to Hillary's or Obama's side...it was so cool. People would get up and approach them and talk...and then...
I looked up saw that Alex was missing and heard a gong sound...my little Bubba was ringing the gong to announce that it was time to regroup into our final formation...out of the 12...one dropped out...and 11 went to Obama.
So Obama won our precinct...Alex and I were so excited...as we exited his school, we heard that he won the school...and then when we got home from our stops at Port-a-Subs, Keva Juice and Starbucks...for lunch...we heard the news...
that Hillary won the state...oh, well...we're moving on...here comes Super Tuesday...please go out and vote...it's so worth the process...take the time out to make your voice heard...you'll feel better.
And just for my Lorraine...below is the shirt I made to wear to the Caucus...my little statement, in bling, for peace...oh and the other version??...it's just something fun.
Get in there...change the world one vote at a time!