Wednesday, August 15, 2007

'Edwards Moving Staff Out of Nevada'

A good friend has fallen victim to the primary/caucus schedule-juggling that's caused campaigns to quickly reallocate people and funds:

Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid of Nevada responded with a warning: "Any candidate who chooses to ignore Nevada and its rich diversity does so at their own peril."

The Democratic National Committee gave Nevada a new early role in the presidential nominating process, allowing it to schedule its caucus on Jan. 19, between the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary. But New Hampshire has said it may go earlier than the Jan. 22 date set by the DNC to maintain its historic role in choosing the nominee, possibly moving Nevada back in the voting order.
Yeah, woe to those ignoring Nevada. I shouldn't snark - it truly sucks that people are losing jobs over this calendar swapping crap. New Hampshire, I'm lookin' at you.

To back-track on my previous post: it wouldn't even be SO bad if New Hampshire stayed primary among primaries, but that only works if everyone else - California, I'm looking at you - stays put and gives up the race for a moving finish, or start, line.

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