Camano Democratic Caucus of February 9, 2008

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Below is an email I sent out about the Camano Democratic Caucus of February 9, 2008 and some photos, and two of my brothers replies.

alex and i went to the camano island democrat caucus today. we were there from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

last night, i told melanie and marianne that it'd be best if they didn't go to the caucus, because the majority of old ladies (like them) would probably be voting for hillary, and they'd cancel out me and alex's obama votes. i was wrong, the majority of old ladies voted for obama.

camano has 11 precincts. me and alex's precinct had 74 people signing in, and 55 voted for obama, 15 for hillary, and 4 uncommitted. 10 camano precincts went for obama, and one (triangle cove) was tied between hillary and obama. there were probably 500-700 people at the camano caucus.

i've been to 4 or 5 caucuses in my life. in the 1980's ma and pa had a caucus gathering here at the house.

pa, (melvin bloom), was a longtime (approx 1965 to 1995) member (treasurer) of the camano democratic club. melvin was probably one of the top 5 democrats on camano, always below eleanor fortson (state legislator 1970's?-1982) and mary margaret haugen (state legislator 1982-2008).

attached are some pictures from the camano caucus.

From: Mike Linda Bloom
To: louis bloom
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2008 6:51 PM
Subject: Re: camano democrat caucus
Great pictures. Linda went to the Democratic Caucus here in Mukilteo. She said the Mukilteo Speedway was almost gridlocked with people waiting to get into the caucus at Kamiak High School. There were about 51 people showed up from our neighborhood (Mukilteo 13). Linda was one of the 41 that were supporting Obama. 10 were supporting Clinton.
The spin guys on CNN have a lot to talk about tonight.

From: Phillip
To: louis bloom
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: camano democrat caucus
Nice pictures. Alex looks right in his element. I am not surprised that the old ladies voted for Obama. They were of course all going to vote for Hillary, but last week Oprah told them to think for themselves.
Sam & I should be at Camano around 8

This last photo is a very wide photo, so, remember to "scroll" across.