Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I went to my caucus meeting last night, and it was actually quite...frustrating. First, they posted the wrong address on the website, so I and about a dozen other caucus-goers stood outside a locked pre-school until we were able to track down someone who knew the real location. By the time I arrived, the meeting had already started. So that pretty much dashed any hopes I had of being nominated or elected to anything. Besides, my city's mayor and two of its councilmen are in my precinct, so they and their sphere of influence dominated the elections. I am not criticizing that specifically, but since I'm a new arrival to my city and neighborhood, no one knows me yet. It will take more time and political activity before I am able to have much influence in my area. I had heard of other precincts having only a handful of people show up, so a small part of me had hoped to be able to jump right in and be involved. But fortunately, my little neighborhood has a good pool of community minded residents already involved at the caucus level.