Thursday, March 20, 2008

Guess What...

I've been picked to be an alternate delegate for Obama at my county convention here in Austin at the end of the month, and will be attending a training session next week to get ready for it. I kind of screwed up as I should have stuck around at the caucus in order to be a full-fledged delegate, but my older daughter took my coat when Mrs. Biobrain left early (she got to sign early because she had our little daughter with us), and so I was cold standing out in the parking lot and wanted to get home. Had I thought ahead, I would have had a coat and a book. Live & learn.

One of the funny things I failed to mention after the caucus was how Obama made me a liar. The Sunday before the caucus, I went around canvassing for Obama to remind people to vote in the primary and come back for the caucus. And while they all knew about the primary, many of them hadn't heard of the caucus and seemed leery of it. So as an incentive, I told everyone that there wouldn't be lines or anything and that it should go really quick. Oops! Luckily, I was canvassing in a nearby precinct and not my own, so none of these people could punch me in the face for telling them that, but if that precinct went anything like mine, they didn't get out of there any time soon. It took me over an hour to sign, and I was one of the lucky ones. Even then, it only went as quickly as it did because the Hillary people finished so early and let us use their tables. Everyone cheered when they announced we could take the tables.

Anyway, with any luck, one of the real delegates will fall sick or die or something, and I'll get to take their place at the county convention. A boy can dream, anyway. But whatever happens, I'll try to make a point of writing something about it. Wish me luck!

P.S. Is Blogger ever going to update their spellchecker to reflect the fact that "Obama" is a word? I'm not sure who's responsible for that kind of thing, but that bugs me every time. This is all a devious Clinton scheme, no doubt. It'd also be nice if they added "Biobrain", but I kind of doubt that'll happen any time soon.


Anonymous said...

Hey, congrats, Doc. I was elected up in Denton county (just north of Dallas). I highly encourage you to attend the county convention, even as an alternate. If all the regular delegates don't make it, they start seating alternates on a first-come basis. (I don't think they're supposed to, but that's ususally how it ends up working. With this year's high turnout, it's liable to be a madhouse.) Therefore, it's possible to change the delegate count just by showing up.

And, whatever you do, don't let those wiley Gravel campaign workers sway your vote!

Doctor Biobrain said...

I was definitely planning to go to the convention, and might volunteer if they don't need me as a delegate.

Thus said, I'm already being wooed by the Ron Paul people and let me tell you, I find their arguments fairly convincing. I mean, why support a Democrat who opposes the war, when we can have an ultra-conservative Republican who only agrees with me on one issue? I think with my support, Paul can show that Hillary's not the only Republican able to get the Democratic nomination.