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Romney Wins Nevada….I Guess

Posted by bmac on January 19, 2008

Here in Las Vegas, it’s 10:23 A.M., and Romney has been declared the winner of the Nevada caucus.   

I’m a little confused. I have to be honest, I don’t really understand how cauci work, (is that the plural of caucus?) But many people haven’t even gotten to them yet. Seems just a little pre-mature, but what do I know?  I can’t participate because I’m an Independent. I can understand he’s polling high, but so was Kerry on 04. The local news is still telling us to find out how to get to the caucuses….caucaseses….cauci…whatever, so I’m pretty sure it goes on all day.

I can understand why he’d win, Nevada is chock full of Mormons.

On a related note, we have been absolutely bombarded by Hillary and Obama TV commercials, and the common thread is, they’re both promising healthcare for every American. Dispicable.

Oh, and Change. Lot’s and lot’s of Change.

Update: Courtesy of Enas Yorl who voted in the caucus:

I went this morning at 9:00 and we were done in about 30 minutes or so. It’s not an all day thing. We met at a high school nearby and we had about 26 people there for my precinct, including the guy running the meeting. 8 people volunteered to meet and vote at the county caucus next month – I’m an alternate. Then a few people spoke for their candidates and we marked our selection on a paper ballot. And if we wanted to we could write down what we thought was important for the republican party to focus on – I put down illegal immigration and no amnesty. Then we tallied up the results of the paper ballots: 15 for Romney, 6 for Ron Paul (the guy running the meeting was a Paulbot), 3 for Fred!, 2 for McCain. And that was it. I don’t know who the 8 delegates are pulling for and they are not required to go with the group results. “It’s just a straw poll” we were told. So there ya go.

Thanks Enas, as I said, I didn’t know how it worked, and there it is!

 Hope you don’t mind that I posted your comment!

8 Responses to “Romney Wins Nevada….I Guess”

  1. Enas Yorl said

    I went this morning at 9:00 and we were done in about 30 minutes or so. It’s not an all day thing. We met at a high school nearby and we had about 26 people there for my precinct, including the guy running the meeting. 8 people volunteered to meet and vote at the county caucus next month – I’m an alternate. Then a few people spoke for their candidates and we marked our selection on a paper ballot. And if we wanted to we could write down what we thought was important for the republican party to focus on – I put down illegal immigration and no amnesty. Then we tallied up the results of the paper ballots: 15 for Romney, 6 for Ron Paul (the guy running the meeting was a Paulbot), 3 for Fred!, 2 for McCain. And that was it. I don’t know who the 8 delegates are pulling for and they are not required to go with the group results. “It’s just a straw poll” we were told. So there ya go.

  2. Enas Yorl said

    Hey, no problem. Glad to be of service! A lot of people didn’t much care for the caucus process I could tell. One guy even said that if he’d known how the whole thing worked he wouldn’t have even bothered to show up. It will be interesting to see if they will still have this the next time around.

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  4. Wantthebest said

    Nevada is NOT full of mormons. Mormons only make up about 7% of the population. Mormons are taught however to be active in their communities, cites, their states and the Nation. Mormons are NEVER told how to vote, politics are NEVER preached about in church meetings and their buildings are NEVER used for politican means by anyone. Mormons go to church to study and learn the teachings of Jesus Chirst. They are ONLY encourage to study the political issues of the day and to vote their conscience. This is how the Mormon chruch handles every election and this one will be no different.

    Hope that helps clairify a little bit.

    Have a great day!

  5. bmac said

    Whoa, did I get a Romney-bot?

    I beg to differ on the Mormon population my friend, It’s a lot more than 7%. 35 years of living here and the Gargantuan Mormon Temple on Sunrise Mountain help to inform my opinion.

    As far as Mormons and Las Vegas, I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck buddy.

  6. pajama momma said

    I do know that young Mormons go to Evanston Wyoming and Wendover Nevada to get their alcohol.

    Shhhhhhh! Don’t tell their parents.

  7. pajama momma said

    er, Mormons that live in Utah that is…………….duh

  8. bmac said

    That’s also why the population of Mesquite doubles every weekend.
    Mesquite is a small Nevada town near the border of Utah, for those of you not from these here parts.

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