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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:09 PM

25. NH state law mandates it go first, so that is a problem, the DNC would have to say its delegates

do not count, but the media will still act like it is a big deal. Iowa has to go, both as first of anything, and it has to get rid of the caucuses.

Also, to make either of the first ones in a deep Red state like SC is foolish, as that is not representative of the type of candidate we need to win at a national level in the general.

All at once is insane, as it doesn't allow long vetting, and we could end up with a disaster.

Finally, the first couple should not be giant, ultra expensive media market states, as that precludes all but a few deep pocket candidates. That eliminates Ohio, PA as one or two of the first.

I would go with

1 NH <<<< just to avoid the drama, and it still is not a completely Blue state

2 NV <<<< smaller market state and high minority vote, they MUST do away with caucuses though

3 VA <<< high minority %, and yes, expensive market due to DC being near, but still a good compromise

3 WI <<<< Milwaukee has a large A-A population, OR go with MO which also has St Louis and is only around 80% white


those four options give geographical balance as well

Northeast/West/Mid-Atlantic-South/Midwest

and are all swing or near swing states, MO the least, but we need to win this type of state eventually again to gain back the Senate and march towards 60 seats over the coming cycles, which is going to be so, so hard, due to demographics


it is not perfect, but it is a good compromise

I would be open to somehow working OH in there for the Midwest as well

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