What an interesting night last night. Doug called on the way to the DFL caucus to say that the line of cars stretched from the middle school a half-mile to the highway and onto the highway for a quarter mile. In MN, the caucuses are only open for voting for 90 minutes — from 6:30-8pm — and if you’re not in line by 8, you’re SOL. Well, I took some back roads with no traffic, and it’s really no trouble finding a place to park a Mini.
The ballots were gone, so I cast my ballot on a ripped sheet of notebook paper. And when we left, at 7:50, traffic was still backed up over a quarter mile.
Obama overwhelmingly won Minnesota. Here are the results from my congressional district:
They got home at 7:35, and Lily and I jumped in the car
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And in my precinct, it was Obama 118 – Clinton 54.
Nationwide, I think it showed a few things: the Dobson/Limbaugh/Hannity coalition has almost no gas in the tanks. The Obama momentum is continuing. And Huckabee’s populism resonates with at least some voters.