May 27 2008
This was a low-interest primary (granting some interest in a handful of races) and so the turnout was relatively low. In a year when around the country turnout has busted long-held records, it stayed low-key in Idaho. But then, looking at the ballot, why would it be otherwise?
Republican Dennis Mansfield has a couple of observations tonight on his blog worth some reflection:
“Crossovers happened- there is no question about it. The GOP has a right to close its primary and SHOULD. Watch the GOP convention this summer. It’ll be key to uniting conservatives – not just for Nov. ’08, but for May ’10. This is a forward thinking fight.
“The thin crowd at the GOP victory party was interesting to watch. Saw a bunch of lobbyists and political hangers-on. It was like watching a 1970′s disco band reunion – you knew the faces, you kind of knew the music – but weren’t sure you liked either.”Share on Facebook