Welcome to the year 2012, where all the party politics are going to play out different than in years past. Here's a snapshot from the Senate District 13 convention earlier today ...
Go ahead and click it to "big it" if you want to get a full count of those empty seats.
Four years ago, there were apparently 5,000 people. This year ... not even 100. Granted, there's no hot Presidential primary contest to drive everyone crazy. And granted, this is a rare instance where the conventions had to be held prior to the actual primaries.
But still ... 100? By the spokesperson's accounting, SD13 is the second biggest Dem caucus in the state. Around 300 delegates will go to state from SD13 and not even that many showed up to go. What it suggests for the primary turnout should be pretty interesting.