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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 07:14 PM
Response to Reply #25
26. Who is "we"?
Edited on Wed May-20-09 07:25 PM by PassingFair
The party was well aware of New Hampshire's special status
and their semi-closed primary.

From Wiki:

Scheduling and process

New Hampshire hosts the first primary in the entire nation. A state law that was passed in 1975 required that the date be set at least one week before any other similar contest. The Iowa caucuses are the only delegate-choosing event before the New Hampshire primary, but since Iowa hosts caucuses, not primaries, that is not seen as violating the law.<1>

Any registered voter may participate in New Hampshire's primary. Voters must declare a party affiliation so that they could participate in only one primary every year, not both the Democratic and Republican primaries. The voters will elect delegates to the district-level events; a candidate will only receive delegates to the national convention if he or she receives at least 15% of the district voters' votes. 30 delegates will be proportionally sent to the national convention.<1>

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Thursday, January 3
After other states advanced the dates of their nominating contests, Iowa Democrats joined Republicans in making their caucus the first in the nation and the earliest ever.

Iowa Caucus 57 delegates
Tuesday, January 8
New Hampshire's secretary of state moved its primary ahead of Michigan's. State law says New Hampshire must vote at least a week before any other primary.

New Hampshire Primary 30 delegates
Tuesday, January 15
Michigan's jump to mid-January TRIGGERED SHIFTS by Iowa and New Hampshire. The Democratic National Committee penalized Michigan for moving ahead of Feb. 5 without permission by awarding its delegates half a vote each at the national convention.

Michigan Primary 78.5 delegates
Saturday, January 19
The Democratic National Committee allowed Nevada and South Carolina to move their contests to January to provide regional and ethnic balance.
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  -Jennifer Granholm's ideology usregimechange  May-17-09 06:24 PM   #0 
  - Gov. Granholm Was a Clintonista  Demeter   May-17-09 07:09 PM   #1 
  - Yup. She's clearly a DLC centrist.  TahitiNut   May-18-09 09:36 AM   #3 
     - There Are A Lot of Good Political Reasons To Put Her on the Court  Demeter   May-18-09 01:24 PM   #4 
        - I'd gladly let her take Stabenow's position.  Festivito   May-18-09 10:58 PM   #5 
  - She is definitely liberal in ideology but constrained  aejlaw   May-17-09 08:43 PM   #2 
  - Well...  blue_onyx   May-19-09 09:56 AM   #6 
  - She hasn't made much of an impression on me, frankly.  PassingFair   May-19-09 09:13 PM   #7 
     - How can you say she's a boring speaker?  SharonRB   May-19-09 09:47 PM   #8 
     - I've HEARD her speak! LOL  PassingFair   May-19-09 09:58 PM   #9 
     - I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this  SharonRB   May-20-09 08:22 AM   #10 
        - Yet the only thing Joe really had to do was keep his cool and not look...  PassingFair   May-20-09 08:35 AM   #11 
           - "She is WAY too conservative "  blue_onyx   May-20-09 09:51 AM   #14 
              - What has Granholm DONE?  PassingFair   May-20-09 10:14 AM   #15 
                 - Cool cities was a good idea  blue_onyx   May-20-09 10:29 AM   #17 
     - I've heard her speak at my son's school (when we were there) and  ScreamingMeemie   May-25-09 01:49 PM   #34 
     - She's sure no Soapy Williams.  TahitiNut   May-20-09 08:36 AM   #12 
     - I would too, if only to twit Stabenow about her bullshit voting record!  PassingFair   May-20-09 08:51 AM   #13 
     - You have proof she instructed Cherry to lie?  blue_onyx   May-20-09 10:18 AM   #16 
        - People were hoping he WASN'T and THAT caused the divide.....  PassingFair   May-20-09 10:39 AM   #18 
           - Levin wasn't obsessed with going first  blue_onyx   May-20-09 10:59 AM   #19 
              - We view the situation differently.  PassingFair   May-20-09 11:25 AM   #20 
                 - Dean violated the rules  blue_onyx   May-20-09 11:34 AM   #21 
                    - Bull.  PassingFair   May-20-09 11:47 AM   #22 
                       - Bull  blue_onyx   May-20-09 12:00 PM   #23 
                          - Iowa and New Hampshire run very controlled and different types of Democratic primaries.  PassingFair   May-20-09 04:02 PM   #24 
                             - Yes, I know what went down  blue_onyx   May-20-09 05:29 PM   #25 
                                - Who is "we"?  PassingFair   May-20-09 07:14 PM   #26 
                                   - Seriously? We as in Democrats.  blue_onyx   May-20-09 07:42 PM   #27 
                                      - I'm not ignoring your argument.  PassingFair   May-21-09 07:38 AM   #28 
                                         - WHY DID IA AND NH NEED TO MOVE?  blue_onyx   May-21-09 09:52 AM   #29 
                                            - I have a tepid opinion of Granholm that was not changed by  PassingFair   May-22-09 06:27 AM   #30 
                                               - Still ignoring the question, huh?  blue_onyx   May-22-09 10:31 AM   #31 
                                                  - I answered your "question" over and over again...  PassingFair   May-22-09 10:38 AM   #32 
                                                     - No you haven't  blue_onyx   May-22-09 11:00 AM   #33 

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