We attended our first county Republican caucus last night and we had a blast! At first, we had a deer-in-the-head-light look until we were paired up with the most involved couple in the county who just happen to live in our precinct. Wow, that was providential! So now Jeff is our Precinct Chairman and I am the Youth Coordinator. All we had to do was just sign our names on a bunch of paperwork and that is it!
There were several speakers (wouldn’t be politics without speeches); all of our state reps showed up. That was impressive enough to a ‘little person’ like me. We got to shake hands with lots of influential folks in local powers-that-be. One thing that struck me was the age demographic: we were the next to youngest people there. About 80% of the delegates are grey-hairs. I guess that makes sense because of the time/energy commitment necessary to attend the County/District/State conventions younger folks just don’t seem to have.
The best part of the evening (for me) was when each speaker would get up and comment on how large of a turn-out it was. The room was packed! You want to know why? There were 15 people there who were Ron Paul Supporters! That was about 25% of the total headcount. We (with the exception of one) did not wear any buttons or stuff but we did cast knowing looks and nods across the room. I bet this scene will be replayed across our state and nation, time and again. 🙂
We are committed to attending the District Convention and also the State Convention. Friends of ours will run for the National Delegates and we’ll vote for them to go to Minneapolis! If you haven’t participated in a local Caucus, DO IT! You only have something to gain from the experience.