Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Turning Texas Blue!

Look for a new substantive post in the next day or so, but for now just


I am a happy veteran of last night's Texas Democratic Caucus process, democracy at its sloppy, beautiful best. Texas had record turnout. Our precinct convention, normally an intimate affair to say the least, spilled out of our room and down the hall. We were forced to delay our start because the last DEMOCRAT didn't vote until after 8 p.m., over an hour after the polls closed.

Over 200 people - aged 18 t0 90 - stood in line to sign their names and write, in their own hand, their picks for the Democratic nominee. In our building, both precincts went for Obama, one narrowly and one overwhelmingly.

I'm under no illusions about November. I suspect Texas will still glow red on CNN. But last night I was proud to be from the Lone Star State.


Lori V. said...

Amen, sister! Our precinct was overflowing, too. They had to separate Obama's line into three to manage the small space better.

bluelikethesky said...

The "powers that be" (and you know who they are) had assigned TWO precincts to one room in the courthouse. Imagine how cozy that was!