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@abulsme Updates from 2012-03-03 (UTC)

  • Reading – Obama Backs GOP Into Limbaugh-Shaped Corner (Evan McMorris-Santoro) http://t.co/cfTFiysQ #
  • MT @kmcquadeEPS: @mattyglesias @AndrewBrietbart As a left-of-center guy, u need 2 know yr comment is shameful. Your lack of civility is sad. #
  • Reading – What Intersections Would Look Like in a World of Driverless Cars (Emily Badger) http://t.co/pOKE32NR #
  • RT @Kimsfirst: March 1980 Illinois poll: Carter 60 Reagan 34. Election day: Reagan 50 Carter 42. Relevant today: see http://t.co/mzYfgk7s #
  • Reading – 40 Delegates Up For Grabs In Today's Washington Caucuses (Oreo, DCW) http://t.co/N3STF44K #
  • In the parking lot waiting for things to open up. McDonalds breakfast. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • OK, going in. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • I am now the "temporary chair" of my precinct because I am the first to show up from Ruggs Lake precinct. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Registered my straw poll preference for Ron Paul on the sign up sheet. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • The table designated for Ruggs Lake has room for about six people. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44ru #
  • There is a table with Ron Paul people giving out swag. No other candidate with visible presence. Got some swag. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • 30 minutes after doors open. 30 minutes until event starts. I am still the only one at the Ruggs Lake table. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Most people appear to be staying for the actual caucus rather than leaving after they vote in the straw poll. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Slight drama as someone fell off their chair and hit his head on a bench. A bunch of us ran over. He is fine. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Cell coverage sucks in here. Have to stand up and walk around to get tweet out reliably. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @DaPlaneBoss @RonPaul glad you are enjoying them! :-) #
  • @DaPlaneBoss Yes. Gray hair. #
  • 15 minutes out. Getting more crowded and noisy. Still the only one from Ruggs Lake. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • I ran to get something from car, took packet with me to make sure not lost. Concerned people. But I came back. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Still only one at Ruggs Lake table. Maybe I should have brought a pen. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Of course what I wanted from my car isn't in my bag after all. I may have to go back out. But I will wait. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Room getting quite full. 1 m until it is supposed to start. Still only one at table. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • There are still people in line to get signed in, so they are waiting a few minutes to start. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Reading packet to know what I have to do if I am the only person from my precinct. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Filling out surveys on how I feel about various issues, etc. Still only person for Ruggs Lake. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Pledge of allegiance. We have started. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Looks like I *am* Ruggs Lake. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • They are reviewing how the precinct caucuses will work. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Three people now for Ruggs Lake! I am not alone! #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • There was a 4th sign up for Ruggs Lake so we are waiting, but will vote shortly. 3 of us here. 3 del positions. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @RQDammit I'm at the caucuses. Woo! #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Ruggs Lake votes in three delegates to county . 2 Santorum, 1 Paul (me). #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • The other two from my precinct were a nice couple. Very friendly. They liked Santorum. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • The other two from Ruggs Lake left. Our precinct caucus is over. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • The bigger precincts are still going through multiple rounds of voting to select delegates. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @osbournequinn They have not reported results from the straw poll yet. Waiting to see if they do. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • My precinct, Ruggs Lake, elected 2 dels to county caucus that support Santorum, and 1 (me) that supports Paul. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Lots of people leaving. Don't know if they will reconvene the whole group to give straw poll results. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @seifert5 Best Republican still in the race. Reserving thoughts on November for November. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @osbournequinn Will be good to see what he (and Rand) end up doing as time goes on. :-) #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Confirmed with chair that the whole group will not reconvene and no straw poll results will be reported here. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Still a bunch of precincts doing their thing. But probably 2/3 of people who were here gone now. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • The 4th person from Ruggs Lake who did the straw poll but didn't stay for the caucus didn't actually "vote". #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @hurricaneoasis Saw the del tally for my precinct. Just the meaningless straw poll they are not counting yet. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @seifert5 Don't know reason. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Sticking around longer just to see if anything random happens. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @hurricaneoasis Yes, I know. Affects media narrative, which in turn affects future contests. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @hurricaneoasis Uh, effects. Darn iPhone. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Guesstimate on total attendance at this site: About 200. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • 95% confidence interval an attendance here: 150 to 250. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • 95% confidence interval on attendance here: 150 to 250. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @Marcooo8a Heh, they sounded pretty solid on Santorum. Next step county caucus. Long way to Tampa. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Room getting empty. Just a handful of precincts still working. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • New pple watching me 4 caucus livetweet check out http://t.co/m39aSYhz for more election commentary and analysis. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • @Marcooo8a I am conflicted on November for now. Will decide once it is clear what all the choices will be. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • I think only 1 precinct is still doing anything. Bunch of other people just milling around. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • 26 people signed Ron Paul supporter sheet at Ron Paul table. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • That would be somewhere between 10% and 17% for Paul based on my total attendance est. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • I think everyone is done. Chairs are being put away. A few people still milling and talking in small groups. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • Someone asked on counting. Told ballots are not counted here. Straw poll signups go to county to get counted. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • At county there are counting observers from the campaigns. Folks who want are free to also go there to observe. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • All that is left is cleaning up. So wrapping up live tweeting and going home. Check out http://t.co/X3c9bC9V. #wacaucus #ruggslake #ld44 #
  • RT @gregpalmer: Sadface. RT @pete_schultz: Every balloon you see floating into the atmosphere represents the worst day in a toddler's life. #
  • MT @MysteryPollster: We unveiled a redesigned, much improved poll chart & dashboard today. Check it out: http://t.co/kn2IIx3R #
  • RT @delong: Why Republicans are in a box: their base, and nobody else, thinks unmarried people shouldn’t have sex http://t.co/a8svFNz3 #
  • Reading – Measuring Polarization through Chamber and Party Medians over Time (voteview) http://t.co/zExuuqh8 #
  • Reading – Taking an Axe to a Lorax (Andrew Sullivan) http://t.co/4a5atnSJ #

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