Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Primary Calendar is Out of Control
We need to re-think how we want primaries to work. If we're going to have a national primary then fine. If we're going to roll them out gradually then let's do it with a thoughtful rational fair purpose. But this crap where states are leap-frogging, pushing dates earlier and earlier, and surely wreaking havoc on campaign strategies, is a load of crap. It looked like we had something of a national primary shaping up on Feb. 5. But that's not good enough for Florida, which has now moved up to Jan. 29. I disagree with Kos. I think this will have a huge impact. For the week before Feb. 5, whoever managed to win in FL will have a huge advantage - press, perception, all the rest.

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