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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 05:29 PM
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25. Yes, I know what went down
You completely ignored my point. The was NO reason for Iowa and New Hampshire to move. To punish some states for not sticking to the schedule while letting others move unpunished was wrong and in violation of the rules. Dean lost the moral high ground by letting Iowa and New Hampshire move their dates up.

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

The purpose of this was to add diversity, both geographically and racially. That's why we had a SPECIFIC schedule that placed a second caucus BEFORE New Hampshire's primary. The order in which they went was important. The fact that Dean allowed NH to move up ruined one of the goals of the primary schedule since, once again, it was IA and NH going first and second.
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