I was awake by 5 this morning to get ready to go to the Westin to guard a press platform and shepherd Dean supporters in and out of the ballroom. Later, after the clapping and handshaking was over, I watched the press luggage room. Yes, the life of the early morning volunteer is thrilling stuff. You should definitely visit your state office!
I stopped at the opthamologist, went home, changed my clothes, and went to my office to think about measures of RNA quality, correlated data, within-person comparisons, and corrections for multiple testing.
I held out for about six hours until it was time for more kool aid: an hour of calling people to make sure they were going to caucus, an hour of learning to caucus, an hour and a half of meeting up at Uptown Espresso and writing postcards to the good people of Wisconsin & Virginia. Instead of going home, I took the bus to Victrola to ride out the caffeine with a pot of herbal tea and a little more reading.
For whatever it's worth: The Stranger's Department of Homeland Security endorsed Howard Dean
If he doesn't win here
, I think that I'll fall into a deep depression. The latest polls haven't convinced me that Kerry can win in November.