Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Super Tuesday!

Super Tuesday! Say it like you're introducing a super hero - it sounds so much cooler!

Normally I am not "up" on politics. I watch the news occasionally, and I'm interested in the potential candidates, but I'm more of a primaries type of voter.

This year, however, things are...a little crazy. I think whether you're a Republic or a Democrat, we can all agree that there's a full moon or something over the 2016 election. To say the least, it's caught my attention.

With Minnesota being a caucus state, I felt like I should maybe get in on the action. In my old age of 31, I lean more towards the Republican side of things, so that's the caucus I went to. You do not have to register with a party in Minnesota, so I could have gone to either. Some people joked about leaving right after they voted, and going to the Democrat caucus since it was right across the street.

Our caucus was held at the community college last night. I got there about a half hour early, and it's a good thing I did! I heard one of the volunteers say that they only had about 30 name tags, and there were well over 150 people there. Apparently my city does not typically have a huge voter turn out!

They had tables sectioned off for each precinct, and our table quickly grew into three tables, and then some. At 7 o'clock, they did some introductions, we said a prayer and the pledge of allegiance, and then our tables were kind of left to vote. I will say that I am disappointed that there was not more discussion. Well, there was plenty of discussion about who we didn't want to vote for (hint: think comb-over), but not much on the qualities of the other candidates. Once you turned in your vote, you could leave. I decided to stick around to hear the results. I was disappointed with our particular results, but happy enough with the state results. Let's leave it at that.

The exciting thing is that I was chosen as a delegate to go to our County Republican Convention. I get the honor of paying $25 to go, but I think it'll be interesting, and rumor has it that they serve us lunch. So I better start reading up on the candidates!

I think this year, more than ever, it is so important that everyone votes. Regardless of who you think will do a good job or where your party affiliations lie. Ok, well I would be lying if I didn't say that I think it's important for those that are NOT voting for Trump to get out and vote. But, it's a free country, so....go vote!

Does your state caucus? Did you go?


  1. I don't think we have anything like this here, but it sounds neat. It is a shame they didn't do more explaining about the candidates, but I guess people have seen a lot on the debates and other media outlets at this point. Interested to hear your thoughts on the convention you will attend.

  2. We just vote like normal people ;) It's pretty anti-climactic though - I imagine a caucus could be kind of fun?