Caucaus vs Primaries

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voteWith the Iowa caucaus behind us and NH and others on the calendar for the next few weeks (months, or what seems like years) it is time to get serious about who will be our next President...and to start researching who you will vote for!  Some say our vote does not count...and the way the system is set up that may or may not be the case.  BUT we as a whole MUST let our leaders know how we feel by voting.  Voting is a privilege, and it's our right! 

This Caucasus/Primary stuff is still way over my head and it won't be for long as in 2 weeks from today I am going to Nevada's Caucus just to familiarize myself with the concept of it.  Then I'll report back and if anyone is as silly/dumb as me about this I will report in with them and give them the scoop on the differences.

Nevada's caucus is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 10:30 am for Republicans and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the democrats.  I want to go to both but I guess I can't.  It's on a Saturday morning (19th of February) at the University Of Las Vegas Thomas and Mack Center. 

It all sounds like an interesting topic...and I'm one who wants to learn!  Maybe it's ran a way that I've just been used to and now is named something different.  Whatever happens I'll come away a little smarter...and I like that!

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Comments (13)

Ted Baker
Carmody and Associates LLC - Winter Haven, FL

Participation is the key at all levels of the process. 

I will look forward to hearing about what you experience, Mary

Amazingly, there is a large percentage of voters that are still undecided.  Lots of exciting things can happen as these contests unfold over the next few weeks.  As the saying goes, this isn't just news - this is history.


Jan 05, 2008 09:46 PM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

I do not usually post about politics but I can say this. I got a kick out of the N.H. debate last night. It was good Theater!!!

Your friend in Charlottesville

Jan 05, 2008 11:50 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Mary, I did one of those online tests that's been going around - you answer a bunch of questions and it tells you which candidate is most closely aligned with your views.  My result was a tie between Dennis Kusinitch (sorry about the spelling, Dennis) and Ron Paul!  Go figure!
Jan 06, 2008 01:08 AM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Mary, maybe you be able to figure out this caucus stuff and share with the rest of us.
Jan 06, 2008 08:38 AM
Lance Winslow
The Car Wash Guy - Malibu, CA
Polically Active are we? Well good for you and me too. Every so often I change my vote to "none of the above" but I like you and many very concerned Americans, I am keeping an eye on it all. - Lance
Jan 06, 2008 05:56 PM
Ann Heitland
Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales

I spent the holidays in Iowa where the phone in my daughter's house was quiet from political calls ONLY on Christmas Day, and even that day Mike Huckabee rain commercials. Life is going to be like that for all of us in the coming months (political calls are exempted from Do Not Call rules ~ surprise, surprise).

Seriously, I think politics are very important and I'm serving as my County volunteer coodinator through November -- get out the vote. The future of our children is at stake.

Congratulations on getting involved, Mary.

Jan 07, 2008 01:22 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Two down, forty-eight to go.  New Hampshire is in the books.  It's developing into an interesting election year, now that the primaries have begun.  McCain doesn't have as much appeal here in his home state as he does elsewhere.  It's the old saw about a prophet...

Mike in Tucson

Jan 08, 2008 02:38 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Mary, I'm in a hotel room in New York watching the New Hampshire primary coverage.  Voting is so important, and it's something I always do - primaries, local elections. whatever.  I feel like if you don't vote, you lose all bitch privileges about what our leaders do.
Jan 08, 2008 02:40 PM
» Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator
» Bill Burress Nationwide Mortgage Originator - Fort Myers, FL


1 more week until Nevada primaries.

Jan 14, 2008 06:33 AM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Hi Mary: After watching how all of this is done, I would prefer that everyone just vote in private. I cannot imagine standing/sitting in a room with lots of other people and raising my hand......helllllloooo, my vote is personal. I want it to stay that way. We've been watching all of the debates, most of the discussions afterwards, and listening very carefully to each candidate.


Jan 14, 2008 12:14 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Vegas is really in the news today regarding your upcoming Caucus.  It's starting to get exciting!

Mike in Tucson

Jan 17, 2008 05:01 PM
Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA

Mary, congrats on your new endeavor. Do follow up and tell us all about your experience.

Jan 19, 2008 09:22 AM
Rick Kellow
Cherry Creek Mortgage - West Bend, WI
FHA & Reverse Mortgage Expert


I'm with you... let me know if you can make sense of all this... great blog

Jan 19, 2008 11:52 AM