Sunday, August 26, 2007

DNC takes Florida to the woodshed

By Libby

The DNC took the extreme step of disenfranchising Florida, stripping them of their delegates if they go forward with moving up their primary date. I've already addressed this once at the Detroit News blog in the context of Michigan manuevering to do the same and I continue to believe the time is ripe for a national primary. It seems to me to the best solution to make the process more relevant and give all the states a more equal influence.

However, my compatriot at the Newshoggers, Shamanic, has a less extreme idea that I can embrace. An alternate, and probably more palatable solution, is to have the party create a rotating calendar where every state has an opportunity to be first.

No doubt New Hampshire and Iowa at least would object, having enjoyed their star status for all these many years but technology has improved the candidates ability to communicate their positions and it's time for the states to stop jockeying for their personal power and make some concessions to improve the process.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's sad and confusing that this kind of puerile bickering would come at a time when the country is falling all over itself trying to hand control to the Democrats.

9:16:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Really Fogg. What the hell are they thinking?

9:36:00 AM  

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