I was elected as a pledged delegate for Sen. Clinton this weekend. Skeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! The excitement has rubbed off a little, but it was so thrilling yesterday to watch MY returns "come in" on the computer projector screen. I know there are some people who have been to previous DNC conventions, so that it seems "old hat," but this is my first time, and I am thrilled! Especially given the potential scenario this year, and the position I'm in.
I was wondering if there were any other BlueNCers out there who made the cut? If not this time, maybe you'll make it at the state convention! Even though it wasn't "easy," getting elected was the first part...the difficult part is finding lodging in Denver! If anyone has any suggestions, if you are a delegate, or if you are just going anyway (I know a few folks who are), let me know so we can exchange ideas.
One of my friends was trying for Obama delegate as well, so I was less than thrilled to see these "endorsement" letters for select individuals. My hope is that the state convention is much more open...which, ironically, I've heard it is even less so (that the state party powers that be have pretty much picked their own). I think that means we need to find out how the state process works, and get some BlueNCers or Friends of BlueNC elected delegates instead of the same ol' folks.
I do have a positive report from one district, though. Out of the 5 delegates and 1 alternate elected, four were under the age of 35, two were prior military, two were women, and two were minorities. I think this is a GREAT representation of the respective campaigns, of NC, and of the Democratic Party. I think it'll be a fun group of delegates from NC at Denver!
...I've told my best friend that everytime he sees a delegate count for Sen. Clinton on TV or the Interweb, that he's really looking at me! :)