Readers in Iowa: Caucases

Any Iowans around here today?

Are you going to caucus tonight?

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16 Responses to Readers in Iowa: Caucases

  1. Mom2301 says:

    I am an Iowan and I may caucus tonight(if I can find a babysitter). I am looking foward to a few months without political commercials and a mailbox full of flyers each day!

  2. frjim4321 says:

    Not in Iowa but will be watching. Find it very interesting.

  3. I imagine the barrage of commercials and phone calls would make just about anyone buggy after a while.

  4. Andy Milam says:

    I will be caucusing tonight. I think that it’s vital to Iowa’s political life. Delegates are elected, so are the county central committee. Also, the presidential poll, but that isn’t the most important aspect, except for the media.

    I have, however, vetted the candidates and am down to two. Newt or Santorum. I will make my decision at 7pm CST and then I will continue to watch to see how they go.

    All of that and it is a lot of fun….

  5. Supertradmum says:

    I have been in the past a caucus rep and I am paying attention. Politics is the sport of choice for most Iowans.

  6. Lori Pieper says:

    I am in Iowa on Christmas vacation with my family – flying back to New York tonight. My mother is planning to go to the caucus, don’t know about Dad yet He’s not a joiner, but she may persuade him. They’re leaning toward Santorum.

    Yes, their phone is constantly ringing with political calls. I’m surprised they haven’t been door to door.

  7. Iowander says:

    I will caucus tonight. I don’t have a landline and don’t watch much TV, so I’ve mostly avoided the circus.

  8. susanmk says:

    My husband is going to go, but I just can’t bring my self to vote for any of the candidates. I will be sitting this one out.

  9. Mary Jane says:

    @ susanmk – I’ve heard a few people say that, but haven’t heard why…I’m just curious, and would be interested to know!

  10. iowapapist says:

    My wife and I are preparing to go to the Republican Caucas. I will vote for Santorum. My wife is still divided between Santorum and Perry. Caucuses are painful. They are crowded, hot and windy (many speeches). Additionally, we have our local party elections prior to voting. Despite the fact that the caucuses are a pain (give me primaries anytime), we feel obligated to participate. Why do I still hear The Who screaming “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss” ? Oh well, it has been said that we aren’t called to be successful, just faithful.

  11. Mom2301 says:

    For those interested but not near a tv there is an Iowa caucus app(free) for your i phone that will report the votes county by county or by candidate.

  12. trad catholic mom says:

    Thanks for mentioning the app, I’m following it on FNC but I’ll download the app too.

  13. pm125 says:

    … and they’re off and running …
    11/12 will be difficult for the fractured Republican side to stand against uncontested glitterati with allurements of evil side.

  14. Jeremiah says:

    Yep, and we even managed to bring our 18 month old (and 5 month gestating) along. We’re voting for Newt – he has experience, he is a Ctholic convert, and frankly Santorum rubs me the wrong way (not to mention that the lack of tact he uses discussing “gay marriage” has already caused a lot of blowback. There is a time, a place, and a way). I wouldn’t be particularly upset if he got the nod, but I really think Newt has the best chance of making a difference, and it would be a great rebuttal against the negative campaign axis of Romney/Paul.

    So a break from the commercials for a few months, at least…

  15. KristinD says:

    Just moved to Iowa and went to our first Caucus tonight! It was quite the experience especially with all the talk s and an 8 month old who did AMAZING but was woefully tired. Michelle Bachmann’s husband was there speaking on her behalf and I think he was easily the most polished and engaging speaker. Seems like the majority of support there was for Ron Paul (His daughter spoke), Romney, and Santorum. We voted Santorum!