Obamamania in Washington

Our local caucus location for the 36th legislative district was overwhelmed today by the turnout, which beat 2004 by a factor of 2 or 3 by my estimate. I thought the interest was high in ’04 — WOW. Luckily I got there early. Stragglers found it difficult to find their precinct tables amid the crush.

The turnout was amazing

There were 42 voters in our precinct — in 2004 I remember maybe 12 or so. Amazing. The vote was 30 / 10 / 2 (Obama/Clinton/Uncommitted), which meant 3 of our 4 precinct delegates were for Obama. Another precinct had even stronger results for Obama, with 5 delegates for Obama vs. 1 for Clinton.

If I had to characterize (and why blog if I wouldn’t?), the Obama supporters were more generally younger, newer to the political arena, and more fervent for their candidate.


2 Responses to “Obamamania in Washington”

  1. 1 whydidyoudoit February 10, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    According to the demographics, I should be voting for Hillary Clinton: I’m a white, 60-year-old, highly educated woman from the Northeast. But I’m voting for Obama. I’ve waited all my life for a viable woman candidate for the presidency, but this is not the right woman. I want a woman of the highest ability and virtue, who would serve as a glorious role model to all young women. Hillary Clinton is not that woman.
    She rode into power with her husband, and together they’ve acquired a long and seriously flawed history of self-serving and secretive financial and political dealings. The most cursory research will prove that true. She started out her political life supporting the racist Barry Goldwater. She is as comfortable with deception and trickery as George Bush. When I hear woman saying, “Oh, but that’s how you get things done in Washington,” I literally cringe.
    I am passionately supporting Barack Obama. He can beat the Republicans; she cannot. Obama has attracted Independents and even Republicans to his camp, and in a general election they would vote for him, but not for Clinton. Clinton voted for the war, and has never apologized for it. Obama has spoken out against it from the beginning. Obama brings us hope–and not just that. Take a serious look at his ideas and experience.
    Please, I beg of you, Sisters young and old: wait for the right woman. Then we can be proud.

    Diane Wald

  1. 1 Barack Obama’s Results in the 36th « The Pursuit of a Life Trackback on February 13, 2008 at 8:54 am

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