‘Mass Hysteria’ in Missouri Caucus

It was chaos of the finest campaign-season variety as Rick Santorum clung to a small lead in the action-packed Missouri caucus Saturday. In the Show Me State, voters caucus to pick the delegates to go to the convention—an arrangement that’s kept things heated. According to The Kansas City Star, at a Ron Paul event in Clay County “arguments between Paul supporters and others became so intense the caucus chairman threatened to have voters removed by force.” In St. Charles, one blogger described “mass hysteria” as supporters of Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Paul became so fired up that a police helicopter showed up, and two Paul supporters were then arrested. Despite the passionate shows of support, voters across the state said they weren’t ecstatic about any of the Republican choices.