Yes, the eyes of the nation were on Iowa tonight as thousands of people went out to caucus. We decided to join them. After waiting over half an hour in a traffic line, I took a side street and parked quite a distance from the caucus site.
Each of the Rebublican candidates had tables set up in the foyer with their information. We bypassed these to try and get in line to register. Did I mention the chaos???? It was unbelievable!
Mike Huckabee was at our caucus and gave a short talk. We were unable to get into the auditorium, so had to watch on TV's that were set up in the main area. So much for thinking I might meet him and get my picture with him!!
It was amazing to see the thousands of people that turned out in Iowa's bitter cold weather to caucus. Over 5000 people showed up at a local middle school. This was WAY more than was anticipated or prepared for. (They had only printed 3700 ballots!!) As crazy and frustrating as it was, I am really glad we went. I'm now tired and ready for some sleep.
I'll blog again from somewhere warm and sunny. Sumo will be staying here with his friend who will be housesitting with him.
Until Next Time....