Why my first Texas caucus might be my last

March 30, 2008 at 8:14 pm Leave a comment

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/033008dnpoldemconventions.129a6399.html 

After participating in my first run through the caucus in the the Texas hybrid nomitation process, I’m wondering if it’s worth it to be involved in the Texas Democratic Party.  What a disaster.   The first caucus the night of the primary election was fairly messy.  Compared to the county convention – it wasn’t so bad after all. 

This caucus mess should just be eliminated. I understand that the caucus system benefits my candidate (this year),  but I don’t care – it’s a total beating.   If it were not for the energizing leadership of Obama, there’s no chance I would have participated in this mess. 

Processes were inefficient, when they were known at all.  The leadership came onstage multiple times to correct what they had announced 30 minutes ago.  When the leadership doesn’t know what’s going on – you can imagine how well the rest of it runs.  Sign in started at 8:30.  The actual business of the day started somewhere around 2:30!!  That’s 6 hours to sign your name and get it squared away as ‘Delegate’ or ‘Alternate’. 

After 6 hours of writing names down, we spent about 3 minutes electing our delegate to state.  Done.  What a WASTE of TIME and MONEY!   

Thankfully, we were outside which gave us the freedom to move around and spread out. 

If that county convention for delegate selection can’t be improved, it should be scrapped.  If the rulemakers can’t get the rules published on time, they should scrap it.  If the leaders can’t learn those rules and organize the process, they should scrap it. 

They only had 4 years to plan this and there’s only so much you can do in that amount of time.  

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