It was the opening day of an unprecedented political season in Alaska history - February 5th, 2008.
Our Mat-Su Democrats overwhelmed our planned-for caucus location at a bar and grill, where we planned for about ten times a many people as in 2004. What we got - about 100 times as many as 2004 - forced a move to the Wasilla High School Gymnasium.
In Anchorage, it was just as unprecedented, percentage-wise, and far more disruptive, in terms of raw numbers. Steve Aufrecht posted these telling photos: