Thursday, January 3, 2008

Iowa Caucus Night





It was crowded! Our caucus had 66% of eligible registered voters show. That is a high % as I live next to a Drake University which has a law school. Although the University is closed, many students came back at their own expense to participate, so my precinct is a bit high on the number attending. These photos are to celebrate my daughter's first chance to participate. She will be old enough to vote in November, so that made her eligible to caucus. One of the photos is of my caucus-and the others are of my daughter and her friend in their off color shirts. One is a Democrat, and one is a Republican. They fought, argued, and just were downright self righteous about their choices. My daughter's candidate won, her boyfriend's finished in a not so good place.

My daughter and I will both be delegates to the County conventions, and have both been elected to serve on committees. I first started working for candidates when I was very young, and am so proud that she cares enough about our country to continue to work for candidates and her beliefs!

6 comments:

Patti G. said...

WOw Chris, this is something! I am glad you are sharing, but it is hard to imagine! On the news they showed the votes being thrown into open buckets, and I wonder when it comes as close as Edwards and Clinton.....if there is a chance for any slight of hand anywhere that can matter?? Just interesting!
By the way........ALEX you look amazing and I love your t-shirts! Rock out......hehehehe! Great photos! Hugs,Patti

Lin said...

Chris -- what a fabulous time -- and to see Alex so involved in politics at a young age -- congratulations to BOTH of you!!!!!! YOu two ROCK!

Marilyn Rock said...

Chris! These pictures are great. It is heart-warming to see your daughter and friend get so involved and care about our country's future. I commend them for this. We need more like this to get involved. Wonderful. You are amazing, not only with your art, but your caring, involvement,and enthusiasm for what happens to this country. So many people just give up. Kudos to you and yours! I'm so glad you shared these.

Anne said...

Happy New Year to you Chris! I have been watching this on telly through the night with much fascination! I've never heard of the caucus before yesterday and I was really fascinated by the whole voting procedure! :o) People just put their hand up to vote, don't they? Good luck with your delegate responsibilities!

Linda Cain said...

Great blog, Chris. I'm with your daughter!!!My daughter and I go back and forth as we are of different opinions, but we keep it friendly. Keep your fingers crossed and hope for a new beginning! Thanks for visiting my blog, it means a lot!
Linda Cain

joyce said...

this is so cool. a much better picture of what the iowa caucus is like for an outsider than anything i've seen in the press!