If you are like me, dear reader, you throw about the term "caucus" like you know what you're talking about. I think I used to understand what the process was, but the facts have gotten away from me over the years. So I have been doing a little research. And you know what? The Democratic Party caucus system makes no sense. The Republicans actually have it right on this one. One delegate, one vote, secret ballot. Just like a general election.
I have no patience for this kind of thing. The circuits in my brain begin to smoke when I imagine being among a throng of devoted citizens who are each championing their candidate's cause. I have a sister who is a lobbyist, and if her rhetoric and doggedness is any indication, it is crazy town in those caucuses.
I suppose if I have no patience for this kind of thing, I can't very well complain about who is my party's nominee. I have forfeited my right to grouse since I abdicated my responsibility. See, already there is an impediment to normal every day folks participating in selecting the party nominee. Only the hard-core political animals amongst us can stomach this stuff.
So, on to Iowa tonight. Little tiny rural Iowa. Absolutely non-representative of the country as a whole. Sigh. (Can you image the outcry if California were an early caucus state? Oh my, those lefties on the left coast are determining the future of the party!) I continue to hope that Bernie Sanders is our party's choice. It's a long shot but so it goes. My views don't usual prevail on the national political scene and I am used to bitter disappointment.
And on the GOP side of things in Iowa? Please. Don't we all have better things to do this fine day?