Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Democratic Action

Ada County Caucus at Qwest Arena

Record turnout at the Ada County Caucus in Boise, Idaho. Lines of Democrats wrap around The Grove, surrounding the Wells Fargo Building. We waited in line for nearly an hour and made it inside. The building is near capacity. Recently people started filling the bar. Rumor is thousands still wait outside. It was announced that this is the largest caucus in the nation.

UPDATE 2/6/2008 1:35PM: 8,290 Democrats turned out to vote at the Qwest Arena, capacity 6,800. Lines wrapped around downtown and over 2,000 filled out their ballots in the streets and were turned away.

Inside the caucus the atmosphere was a confusing mix of sporting enthusiasm and political issues. It was hard to wrap your brain around.