Just got back from the caucus.
The site was expecting 400 people. The site was fire-coded at 650 people.
800 people or more showed up.
They ended up having to count us in shifts, and move us out to let more people in.
In the room, Obama supporters outnumbered Hillary supporters easily 3 to 1. The Obama crowd was diverse– in race, age and gender….and easily had the most enthusiasm.
According to the media reports I’m seeing, it looks like my experience wasn’t an unusual one for Kansas. Currently, I’m seeing most media outlets reporting Kansas at approximately 75% Obama.
I expect that it’s going to be a close delegate count when the nation’s votes are all counted tonight. I think that benefits Obama, because it he’s out-fundraised Clinton, and the coming primaries allow him to concentrate on 3 or 4 states at a time, rather than 24 all at once. This gives those states more “face time” with Obama, and recent results show that the more people are exposed to him, the more they like him.