Weld County Colorado Caucus Experience 3-16-2010

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This was the first caucus I have ever been to. I noticed some interesting things. On March 15th, 2010, a person volunteering for Stephen Bailey’s campaign asked me if I can put signs out in front of Legacy Elementary School for the Bailey campaign. I said yes. So on the 16th, I went to the school and put 20 signs on various parts of the lawn. It seems to have paid off in a sense. Here is the link to the straw poll results. The interesting thing about it is that one of Stephen Bailey’s competitor’s for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District showed up and did a meet and greet with voters. He is seen in some of these photographs. It should be noted that normally, candidates don’t show up at caucus events (at least in my experience). Or they may show up at one or some of them. Even though Bob showed up, he still came in 2nd place.  When you go to a caucus event, you normally see maps on the wall that basically tell you where your precinct is. In my experience after everyone was seated, the Weld County Assessor and Weld County Commissioner basically gave motivational speeches in an effort to tell the activists to get involved in the political process and change the direction of the country.

I spoke to my Dad about the caucus process and he expressed the sentiment that the process is unfair by virtue of the fact that you basically have a few hundred people gathered in a room dictating the political direction of the country. So he is not a big fan of the process in that sense.

The photograph you see in this montage of the guy holding up names represents the people running for delegates for various future conventions.

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