Remember, if you are truly committed to your candidate you have to vote twice. Once on the ballot, which decides the majority of delegates, and then during the caucus Tuesday March 4 at 7:15 PM. You can also leave a note with someone who attends if you can't make it but would like to be chosen as a delegate or alternate to the next level convention at the county or senate district.
For the first time in years this is a hotly contested Democratic presidential candidate race in Texas with Barack Obama surging and most of the Democratic political establishment trying to hold the line for Hillary. Scott Henson, my Texas blog expert on the law, suggests that Obama and Huckabee would be best for our broken justice system and I agree with him. Of course, you may think that may make their opponents more electable. When you go to the voting booth do you consider the candidates positions or their electability?
Received this false email again - Barack Obama is a Muslim. This is a hoax and doesn't make sense. It is more than a hoax, it is a deliberate false smear of the type that the Republican party specializes in. What is more I get this smear from active church going Christians. They are either ignorant or don't mind violating the Ninth Commandment about bearing false witness.
Final word - it is very possible that Hillary Clinton will take the primary and lose the Texas caucus and convention delegates to Obama. Obama has a higher percentage of devoted, enthusiastic supporters than Clinton does and that disparity is much more of a factor in caucuses than in primaries. It takes some enthusiasm to go out and vote. It takes more to go out and stand with your neighbors and be counted and then go to the next levels in the caucus process.
ADDED - Where Obama is winning and losing - Brendan does some quick graphs of conventional wisdom.
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