Mitt Romney won the non-binding who-gives-a-shit Washington State Republican Caucus last night. Ron Paul came in second, edging out Santorum by one point. Some Paul supporters probably ended up getting seated as Romney delegates and will cross over at the state convention, giving Paul a couple more delegates at the national convention as well as letting his army of Paulites continue to dream about a coup from within. Turnout was so low that a couple of reporters for the Stranger were the sole members of their precinct’s caucus and got automatic tickets to the Republican convention.
In short, none of the participants were excited about the winning candidate, hardly anybody turned out, and the whole thing was run like a PTA election rather than an event sponsored by a functioning political party. Other than that, it was exactly like a replay of the 2008 Clinton v Obama contest.