So I was surprised, delighted and a little upset honestly to find out that we had more people/letters than spots to the ward convention in our precinct (upset because as an assistant precinct captain, that makes things harder). We managed to work everything out due to a whole lot of MN nice, and avoided having to subcaucus. I wonder how much of democracy is really about drawing names out of hats...
I'm glad we didn't have to subcaucus because frankly, after seeing all 4 candidates speak, I'm more torn. I liked Kevin Reich as a speaker a great deal. I'm hoping to get to talk to him one on one before the convention. Velez came off as the most uncomfortable speaker, although I think he started in our room so maybe he warmed up as he went. Clark was poised and well versed in his stump.
I was annoyed by Susan Howitz Hanna. Please don't come into a room of neighborhood activists who met to participate in their government and say that you are there to represent the people who don't like to show up or get involved. It's one thing to work to represent everyone in your community. But emphasizing that you want to represent the other folks isn't going to win over the active participants.
I think there were a lot of Reich supporters in my room. I saw a lot of buttons.
So, still decisions to be made, but I feel like there is still enough time to make it well informed.