|Our nutty caucuses...
||[Feb. 9th, 2004|02:19 pm]
Kerry 11,397 49%
Dean 7,060 30%
Kucinich 1,927 8%
Edwards 1,571 7%
Clark 768 3%
Sharpton 19 0%
The numbers aren't total votes, but total a number of delegates to the state convention each candidate will receive.
Notice Kucinich came in 3rd. As a state, we like him better than Edwards or Clark. Wow. Maybe that volunteer canvassing my neighborhood last month did have an impact- I didn't caucus because I had to work on Saturday.
I haven't checked to make sure, but I think this 8% is the best for Dennis the Vegan Menance so far. I'm assuming these aren't disaffected Gephart or Lieberman voters, but you never know...
Damn, Sorry I missed your call.. I just checked my v-mail this morning.. (Busy weekend, well not at home weekend ;)
2004-02-09 02:29 pm (UTC)
Would you have been one of the caucusers in the Masonic Hall? That was vaguely freaktastic, apparently.
2004-02-09 05:40 pm (UTC)
dunno. I had to work, so I didn't bother to find out where I would have caucused had I caucused.
...but it makes a certain amount of sense.
Kerry is really feeling inevitable. I'm sure that if the Democratic race were closer, a lot of the granola crowd would ask themselves, "Should I throw away my vote on Kucinich when Dean (or Clark) needs my vote?" But at this point, it really feels like Kerry's got a lock on the nomination. So why not "send a message"? They can let their freak flag fly in the caucus, because it won't change the nominee this summer.
And, of course, Kucinich campaigned hard in Washington, while Clark and Edwards didn't (they've been focussing their efforts down South).
I don't get to vote for another month. The way I hear it, Bush is a strong favorite in the CA GOP primary...
Keeping in mind that Nader WON Oregon in 2000, this could be a PNW thing.
2004-02-10 12:44 am (UTC)
you know I have to say it...
So Nader got PNWED! or is that PNWZORED?
You're right. For some reason I had thought he took one state and Oregon was it, but I think I was imagining it.