05 February 2008
Just got back from the Latah County Democratic presidential caucus - it was packed with people despite impending snow. Lots of college students, lots of everyone - a line out the door just before the cutoff time of 7:00pm. I left early because my candidate, Barack Obama, was leading strongly - upwards of 70% - which meant I didn't have to worry about making a second choice. Hillary Clinton was flirting with the "non-viability" limit of 15%; a few stubborn souls also showed up for John Edwards. According to NPR, Latah County is a good microcosm of the state as a whole - Obama 75%, Clinton 24%.