May 24, 2016
commented on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Lead in Pointless Washington State Primary
The voters that self selected in that they either didn't know that their primary ballot didn't "count" or didn't care vs. those that found the time to participate in caucus strike me as likely more representative of the general election voters, so yeah, as a Hillary caucus participant that didn't bother mail in my ballot, I see the result as significant. But only as an analog. What that really long sentence highlights for me is how stratified the caucus participants were. The general result will drive that point home, the caucuses yielded a poor result. They are a barrier to participation and bad for democracy. Have a book club meeting if you really want to have a discussion.
Mar 26, 2016
commented on Happy Washington State Democratic Caucus Day!
My sister's 37th District precinct is 2-1 Bernie vs. Hillary delegates, mine is 4-2. Hillary is doing better than I expected. Bernie may get his trifecta, but I don't think he's going to be on a trajectory to close the gap with today's result. That's my straw poll.
Mar 23, 2016
commented on Support the Real Progressive
You want to see the real shit storm, go over to the Caucus for Hillary version and see the choking comments from all the Bernie supporters. They are really having a hard time with this not winning thing.