It was an absolutely crazy day, but there was no way that I could miss the caucus. We adjourned the City Council meeting at 6:24 and I was out of there in just a couple of minutes. I ran to McDonalds because I was totally starving. After bolting down several hundred calories, I headed into the high school. I didn't pick up any information about the candidates because it all looked like the pamphlets that I already have, so I just found Precinct 16. I was surprised and pleased to see the room fill up with lots of people I know, several I recognized but couldn't place, and a bunch of people that I had never seen before. We had a good turnout.
The business of the precinct was taken care of in fairly short order. That occurred because there were lots of people who were willing to serve. I am the Treasurer. That is a job I can probably handle! I want to be involved, but my City Council duties have to come first. After the meeting there was a little paperwork to do and, of course, some chatting. I was stunned when I was leaving to see how many people were at some of the meetings! Some precincts had to be moved to the commons and cafeteria because there were so many people!!!
I am really happy that so many people came out to the caucus meetings tonight to get involved at a grassroots level. It's too bad that they had to be there, though. What I mean by that is it is too bad that our country is in such a state of confusion and mess that people are willing to get involved. What a change!
My predictions based on tonight's observations:
Bennett loses his seat.
Steve White is not going to be re-elected.
We'll know how I did in a few months!