Saturday, January 05, 2008

What a great way to ring in the New Year!

Barack Obama made presidential election history when he became the first African-American to come in first in the Iowa caucuses.

This goes well with Mr. Obama's platform of change.

I did not stay wake the evening of the Iowa caucuses awaiting their results, but I have been doing some research as to what the caucus process really entails (from a Democratic stand point).

The Iowa caucuses are an electoral event where residents of Iowa meet and caucuses in each of the state's 1784 precincts to elect delegates to the corresponding 99 county conventions.

These votes select delegates for Iowa's Congressional District Convention and its State Convention, ultimately choosing delegates for the presidential (national) convention.

Seems complicated, but do we here in the States do anything simple?

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