Friday, January 4th, 2008
WEST DES MOINES, IA – Born in New York and having never witnessed an actual caucus I was more than surprised at what I saw. Republican caucuses are tame in comparison to the fervor and mayhem that ensues in Democratic caucuses. With all precincts reported there were 120,000 Republican attendees and over 227,000 Democrat attendees this caucus cycle (in 2000, 87,000 Republicans attended and in 2004, 124,000 Democrats attended). Undoubtedly energy levels in Iowa were heightened by this increase in turnout and the amount of dollars spent pokies List. (projected to be more than $60 Million) – by the way that equals $171.43 per vote!!!