GOP Precinct Caucuses Tomorrow

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If you consider yourself a Republican, or something close to it, and you want to help select the next Republican nominee for President, your only option here in the state of Washington is to go to the precinct caucuses tomorrow.

(Well, technically, that's not true. You could skip the caucuses, and then get a delegate from the precinct caucuses to the next level to nominate you, and then get elected as a delegate there. But that's harder. Don't do that.)

Now, as I've mentioned before, there's no actual voting at the precinct caucuses. You simply state your preference when you sign in (or state no preference, or cross out the box, or something). Then the parties count up the preferences of all attendees, and report those results to the media. It's just a straw poll.

Personally, I'm writing Mitt Romney as my preference. I am, however, in the -- I suspect -- fairly unique position of wanting Santorum to "win." Now, some of you may think it's because I agree with Santorum more, but I think Romney has the best chance of winning, or somesuch. But that's not the case.

Now, I do think Romney has the best chance of winning, and that he would be a significantly better leader than Santorum (or Gingrich, or Paul). But I like and agree with Romney about the same as I do with Santorum (which, unfortunately, is not as much as I'd prefer, but I think either one will do a reasonably good job as President).

So it's not out of any internal conflict that I want Romney to be the candidate, but want Santorum to win the precinct caucuses. It's actually because I like to see a good race; I like both candidates; and I like it when the media loses its head over how terrible Santorum is.

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