Saturday February 20th 2016Tim
US system of elections a caucus is when a group of
people come together and agree upon who or what they're
going to support. As I understand it, the word "caucus"
emerged from a meeting long, long ago between men
engaged in caulking the hulls of wooden ships. It was
somewhere in the Irish Town of Boston Massachusetts.
There's also the idea that caucus is Latin for drinking
The point is
that at a caucus a person has to stand up in front of others
and come to some conclusion about his position on a subject.
This means there's plenty of room for peer pressure, bully,
Stockholm Syndrome and people never speaking to each other
again. Primaries on the other hand, are secret ballots, a
person doesn't have to stand up to be counted.