Primaries in Early States to Move Up Even Further


The WSJ‘s Washington Wire notes that the primary insanity is still getting worse.

[New Hampshire and South Carolina] are moving up their presidential primary dates earlier into January, according to a prominent South Carolina Republican…. That likely will force Iowa — always protective of its party caucuses as the first-in-the-nation nominating contests — to make good on its vow to move their date from next Jan. 14 into pre-Christmas December.

Pre-Christmas December! We’re talking almost a full year before the general election, which at this point will probably just go to whichever party is least sick of its candidate. And let’s not even begin on the pointlessness of the conventions, which used to officially choose a nominee amongst legitimate contenders and will now be a hollow media event (sorry, an even more hollow media event) a full seven months after the first primary.

(H/T Kevin Drum)

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