Skip to comments.Huge Turnout in Colorado Republican Caucuses (Vanity)
Posted on 02/05/2008 9:06:23 PM PST by ModelBreaker
Caucuses are about to start in Colorado. Our precinct caucus in in our home. We are trying to fit more than 50 Republicans in our home. This is four times the previous largest turnout for this precinct!
Britt Hume just said on Fox, “Romney likely winner in CO, probably another consolation prize for him”.
"What is a Caucus-race?" said Alice; not that she wanted much to know, but the Dodo had paused as if it thought that somebody ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.
"Why," said the Dodo, "the best way to explain it is to do it." (And, as you might like to try the thing yourself, some winter day, I will tell you how the Dodo managed it.)
First it marked out a race-course, in a sort of circle, ("the exact shape doesn't matter," it said,) and then all the party were placed along the course, here and there. There was no "One, two, three, and away!" but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. However, when they had been running half an hour or so, and were quite dry again, the Dodo suddenly called out "The race is over!", and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking, "But who has won?"
This question the Dodo could not answer without a great deal of thought, and it sat for a long time with one finger pressed upon its forehead (the position in which you usually see Shakespeare, in the pictures of him), while the rest waited in silence. At last the Dodo said, "Everybody has won, and all must have prizes."--Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 3, "A Caucus-Race and a Long Talk"
Followup. Turnout was very big in all precincts I have heard from. I think Romney won decisively. He did in all precincts I have heard from.
A consolation prize, huh? Well, we are in flyover country. At current count it's Romney 57%, McCain 20%.
He did win decisively. Which is why the MSM is passing over the win with little comment.
In Colorado the precinct caucus is only a straw poll.
Britt Hume just said on Fox, Romney likely winner in CO, probably another consolation prize for him.
They just announced CA for McCain. YUCK and good night.
WHich is funny because they were just saying they wouldn’t know the results until Tomorrow because of the absentees, but now they projected it based on exit polls.
Huckabee did the best job of carrying his home state.
That is because no one campaigned in AR.
The precinct I went to tonight reported ten or less people for the last caucus. Tonight we had 48 people show up, and as reported Romney won decisively. It’s the Dummycrats fault we had a caucus at all, Give me a primary with a touch screen anyday, Thank You !!!
Republican Primary Election on Tuesday, August 12, 2008.
Of course, if you count “Utah” as a “home state” for Romney because he lived there 3 years, he did best, with 89%. He also got 51% of Mass, and 39% of Mich. SO that’s all his home states.
McCain took I think 47% in his home state, and huckabee 62%.
There were 45 in my northern Jefferson County caucus, up from ~10 in 2006.
Primary doesn’t select delegates. Delegates were selected tonight to attend the state convention in May where the delegates to the national convention will be selected. Since close to 60% of all caucus goers were for Romney it is a pretty sure bet that delegates will be voting that way at the state convention.
That's the word I'm getting from all over the state. Hopefully, these folks will translate into pre-election volunteers. If McCain is nominated, it's going to be a big problem getting our regular workers enthused. So we are going to need replacements.
And we have to elect Bob Schaffer to the Senate. In an otherwise very gloomy year, we actually have the chance to send someone who will be a great senator to the US Senate. He will drive Mcain, Obama and HRC nuts.
true but they are not bound
Sure they’re not bound. But I am one of those delegates and I told those who elected me who I would vote for. They voted for me because of my support for Romney. These are my neighbors. I am bound by my word.
Keep us informed as to the results from the county convention, CD and state.
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