Posted: January 3, 2008 4:02 PM
Clinton's Pitch Stresses the Ease of Caucusing
Should you be one of the few eligible voters in Iowa thinking of heading out into the wintry night to participate in Thursday’s caucus, the campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has done as much as it can to make sure you get there — as long as you are a Clinton supporter.
Her effort started with the video posted on her Web site where her campaign explains the whole process.
But it may be snowy. No worries — they dispatched hundreds of snow shovels to precinct captains to make sure they can shovel out any stranded possible supporters.
So you can get out of your house and to the driveway, but what if you need a ride? Even if it were warmer there would be no need to sweat it. The Clinton campaign told ABC News that they had lined up 4900 volunteer drivers for caucus night (compared to the 350 that Kerry had in 2004) and signed up 10,000 people in their rider/driver program.
Are you not sure if the Clinton campaign will do all this for you? Well, it seems they already know. According to MSNBC, the campaign has a 1-5 ranking system to organize who they need to get out to the caucus — “Ones” are those who signed cards pledging their support for the senator, “Twos” are those who have verbally said they will back Clinton. And “Fives” — apparently they are “people who would never support the candidate — even if he or she cured their child’s cancer, spokesman Jay Carson joked.”