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!