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I will be at Caucus tonight... - Peacetrain - 01-03-2012 10:22 AM
Happy New Year! Yes we Democrats will be having a caucus also.. President Obama will be checking in with us and taking questions via the big screen.. meet and greet.
Looking forward to standing up again for the President.
Democrats caucus differently than the republicans... republicans do basically a secret straw ballot.. we Democrats on the other hand, stand up for our canidate and be counted. If we do not have at least 15% of the people attending.. then we break apart and either go home or hear out our fellow Democrats on the other people running and pick one of them. When you go to caucus with the Democrats.. you better know what your canidate stands for..because you may be trying to explain his or her platform to others.. not what you think he or she stands for.. or pipe dream about.. but know what he or she says they plan to do.
I love caucus.. I love the glad handing.. I love the camaraderie. last caucus my then 20 year old son was the Biden leader for caucus..when Biden did not get the 15 % he was able to shepherd the larger portion of his group to the Obama group..
I totally believe in the secret ballot on election day.. but at caucus.. the standing up for your person.. and talking to your friends and neighbors about his or her stances is one of the greatest moments..
Caucuses are not a good predictor of a Republican canidate.. but they are a wonderful predictor of the Democratic candidate .. because we Democrats go in prepared!
I will try and check in later tonight..
RE: I will be at Caucus tonight... - jaxx - 01-03-2012 11:25 AM
Please do check back with us when it's over Peacetrain. I am hoping there will be very few uncommitted votes and President Obama wows Iowa Democrats.
You are the first of us to get to stand up/vote for PBO in 2012!!
RE: I will be at Caucus tonight... - Peacetrain - 01-03-2012 12:10 PM
(01-03-2012 11:25 AM)jaxx Wrote: Please do check back with us when it's over Peacetrain. I am hoping there will be very few uncommitted votes and President Obama wows Iowa Democrats.
I will jaxx.. I will.. not to worry..we are affirming our President.. oh now you never know there may be some will try and pull a left sided libertarian out of their pocket..but that is going nowhere.. and not even on my radar.. but I have my arguments ready if someone does..
RE: I will be at Caucus tonight... - kahuna - 01-03-2012 04:28 PM
Keep us posted.
RE: I will be at Caucus tonight... - Peacetrain - 01-03-2012 04:33 PM
will do Kahuna..( just in doing some reading,).. I will be in here around 9 CST..