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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 05:02 PM
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24. Iowa and New Hampshire run very controlled and different types of Democratic primaries.
They tend to BALANCE each other and serve to
prevent just the situation that Clinton, as
the party insider, wanted to pull off.

Every state wanted to go "first".

If every state voted on the same day,
early in the season (obviously), then
the "branded" candidate of the party
would win every time.

It is only through debates and primary
challenges that the people are able to
observe and get to know the candidates.

A compromise was struck which allowed
2 states, Nevada and South Carolina
into the first mix.

As far as I know, the 2 other states
will ROTATE, meaning it could be Michigan
in the next election.

Every candidate AGREED to not participate
in any primary that broke the rules.

Clinton broke her pact in both states.
I DON'T want to parse what the word
"participate" means, as I had ENOUGH
of that DURING the primaries.

Michigan and Florida broke the rules knowing
FULL WELL what the consequences would be.

I know, because Mark Brewer TOLD us about
it. At the time, he SMUGLY said "Don't worry,
they'll NEVER take the delegates away..."

They played chicken with our primary and LOST.

Plain and simple.

Iowa and New Hampshire were allowed to move
ONLY because of Michigan and Florida's violation
of the rules.


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