Crackpot Chronicles Current Posts
Media Bar

Ellen Sander's
Classic Rock Readers

Kindle Editions:

Ellen Sander's Classic Rock Readers

A Good Read!

Click to read a sample

Back To The Garden

Good Deals!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Maine Caucus

Today I caucused for the first time and it was exciting, but not as exciting as I expected. 47 Democratic voters gathered in the Town Office of the tiny town of Swanville Maine, with 3 absentee ballots in the pot. The roads were snowy, the visibility low, but the parking lot was all plowed and sanded.

We elected officers of the caucus for a little while and then we voted, by raised hands for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. There were no uncommitted voters, so there was none of the debate that I was looking forward to. It is unusual for candidates to visit Maine, with our humble 20-something delegates but President Clinton was in Portland on Friday night and Senators Clinton and Obama held court in Orono and Bangor respectively yesterday.

Our vote calculated out to two delegates for Barack Obama and one for Hillary Clinton. The turnout was an all-time record. After the voting and the delegate calculation, we elected whoever volunteered to bring our delegate count to the state convention in the spring. They are charged with delivering the delegates as voted on the first round of voting, but if it goes to a second round or further, they can change the votes.

It was a cozy, inspiring event, one that I'll never forget.

// posted by Ellen @  20:50   //Permalink// 
Ellen says hey
Mainer, New Yawka, Beijinger, Californian, points between. News, views and ballyhoos that piqued my interest and caused me to sigh, cry, chuckle, groan or throw something.

Previous Posts

Brits don't want no stinkin' mottos
Obama scores 2 big ones
Clinton scores a big one
U.S. Expats: 22 Delegates at stake in the Democrat...
So much for our free and open society
So much for the polls
Yucks on Huck
I worked hard for this hangover
Happy Julian New Year!
Yule log

Terror Alert Level
Terror Alert Status


Baseball Crank
This Modern World
The Peking Duck
The Talent Show
Simon World
Angry Chinese Blogger
Angry Chinese Blogger mirror
Open Letters to GWB


Web Gizmo

Technorati Profile

Site Feed

Weblog Commenting and Trackback by



This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?    Creative Commons License
The text of this work is licensed under a Creative Commons License, except those items which are cited, which belong to their original copyright holders. The photos and cartoons belong to their original copyright holders.
Inbound Links