Now it’s getting personal

Posted on March 19, 2008. Filed under: Politics | Tags: , , |

Back when I first tried to start this blog, and we were launching our website, the New Hampshire primary was the top of the news. It is again today, courtesy of Michigan Sen. Carl Levin and DNC Member Debbie Dingell. The pair write in today’s New York Times that New Hampshire cheated by setting its primary date outside of DNC rules, too.

In some ways, it’s a valid point. New Hampshire was supposed to set its date between January 14 and January 29, and ended up on January 8. But Levin and Dingell conveniently leave out that one major reason New Hampshire moved up was because of Michigan and Florida’s efforts to jump to the head of the line.

But the small states aren’t taking it lying down. On the same op-ed page, former Iowa Democratic Party communications director Carrie Giddins says Florida and Michigan made their beds, now they have to lie in them. Giddins says, “Do-overs are what children do on a playground. Adults accept their mistakes, learn from them and move on.”

Do you have a feeling that the talk about the 2012 primaries will start about 45 seconds after the Presidential inaugural next year?


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