The year was 2008 and interest in Colorado’s quirky and confusing precinct caucus system reached a zenith thanks to the presidential race, especially on the Democratic side.
As a political reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, I asked a variety of politicos — from then-City Auditor Dennis Gallagher to U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard to former First Lady Wilma Webb — about their precinct caucus experiences.
With Colorado Republicans and Democrats holding their precinct caucuses tonight, here’s that 2008 story:
Ah, there’s nothing like memories of caucuses past
By Lynn Bartels, Rocky Mountain News
The famed astronaut. The naked boy. The chocolate frosting. And don’t forget the nuns and the no-shows.