Last night I went to the Boulder Caucus at Boulder High School. It started off with a massive line of people that went out to the street and around the block, all waiting in the freezing cold, anxious to make a difference. The mob of 2000+ (so I heard) was split in to 15 precincts by neighborhood. My precinct had 110 people. They said usually there are about 5-8 of them and they meet at one of their houses and have tea and cookies while they run the caucus themselves. So, this was quite a turnout. It was exciting to see the Boulder Democrats get so excited and involved this year. This was my first caucus, and although it was unorganized and chaotic, I’m glad I went to vote and to learn how this process works. I even volunteered to be an alternate for the County Assembly in March out in Sparta (or, um, I mean Longmont).
It was interesting to see where my fellow Whittier neighbors stand. We had an 85% vote for Obama, and it was close to 100% vote for Udall for Senate, and then Polis had the majority for the Congressional vote, but a lot of the group had left by that point. There were a lot of people undecided for congress too, so it is a bummer that they picked County Assembly Delegates after the Senate vote, but before the Congressional vote. So, the majority of our delegates are undecided for their Congressional vote. We did get one or two Polis people as delegates though, and hopefully the undecideds will make the right choice 🙂
So, all in all, it was a good experience and I feel good about voicing my opinions and voting at this Caucus, which until this year, I had never even heard of. It was exciting to see so many people that are passionate about this race and really want to be involved. Go Boulder Democrats! Oh, and thanks to AZ and Johann for spreading the word about the importance of the caucus, without them, I probably wouldn’t have thought to go!
Good Luck Jared Polis!