View Full Version : Primary election date saga
08-15-2007, 02:31 PM
With the recent changes in several states' Primary dates, who thinks we might see a state hold a 2008 Primary election in 2007?
South Carolina recently moved their Republican primary up to Jan 19 and word is that New Hampshire is looking at the 22nd with Iowa looking to move to the 14th.
The next thing you know, the "official" election season will start on November 5th, 2008 for 2012!
In this age of instant news, up to the minute-real time knowledge of what's going on, why do politicians want to make us totally sick of them before we can even vote for them????
08-15-2007, 04:01 PM
all the dates you mentioned are still in the year 2008, January 07 has already passed making me a year older and wiser.:rolleyes:
08-15-2007, 04:16 PM
Yes, THOSE dates are still in the year 2008. If you'd been following any of the recent news reports pertaining to the Primaries/Caucuses you would know that Iowa, in their quest to still be the first, will move theirs earlier than the earliest and that will put it very near the New Year's holiday which is leading people to speculate that they will just move it to before the holiday (December 2007) which, far as I know is this year.
Gosh, if I can find a cut and paste instead of my original words I'll just slap it on here so everyone can figure it out. .....frizzle frat and dritty drat! can't win for losin....mumble mumble.....:o
08-15-2007, 06:39 PM
08-16-2007, 10:13 AM
Everybody wants to be relevant so they are moving dates up. Previously, here in OK, we rarely got a visit from the candidates, no presidential advertising, and were basically ignored. By the time we had our primary, the early states had essentially already chosen the candidate. Our date, like many other states, was moved up so we could have a say in who we think the best candidate is. The problem is the states that passed laws saying they will automatically move their dates so many days ahead of everyone else, that creates a vicious cycle.
I haven't thought it all through but what would happen if all primaries were held the same day? The advantage I see is avoiding the above problem, the disadvantage would be if candidates felt they had to compete hard in every state, then only the richest candidate is likely to have a chance.
08-16-2007, 11:06 AM
seems like only the richest ones have a chance now anyway :(
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