Which, of course, is what the caucus was…even if its originator, Rand Paul, wasn’t there.
Did it work? Not for my money. (Or Sen. Paul’s $250 grand).
Yes, the turnout was up, slightly. Usually its 16 percent, early figures say 17.9%.
And that’s from only 111 counties, ‘cause the state GOP (RPK), in its wisdom, disenfranchised 9 counties, mainly in Eastern Kentucky, where there was no voting place…and little, if any, plans to transport voters to a nearby county. Still think RPK should have been sued over this.
For those who think the higher turnout, and appearances by 2 of the candidates made Kentucky more “relevant”, NO Way. Each 4 years has its own relevance, and that doesn’t necessary carry over four years later.
Beyond this, in 2 major GOP counties in N Ky, there was just one polling place for over 50,000 registered voters, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist…
RPK had promised statewide returns at 7pm. Nope, took til `10pm, and at least one county chairman said he couldn’t get thru because the lines were jammed.
As a citizen, I’m happy about an 18% turnout (for the most powerful office in the world! 18%!!!) As a reporter, waiting for returns that seemed never to come, I’m unhappy. RPK mishandled the caucus, and it should NOT be repeated.
Some UK football player, who I don’t know, apparently did poorly on his NFL tryout, then opined..he would now go into TV sports, saying “ain’t got nuthin’ better to do.”
I don’t know if he meant it, or had his tongue firmly in cheek. I will say, given the daily grammatical errors of our local TV broadcasters, he’ll fit right in.
I'm just sayin'...