Leftist Boddhisatva

Boddhisatvas love bananas.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Dems Agree to Recommend Early Primaries


News Item:
Democrats trying to change their presidential primaries for 2008 agreed Saturday to recommend that at least two other states join Iowa and New Hampshire in voting during the opening days of the nominating campaign.

Longtime Democratic activist Harold Ickes of Washington argued that the current calendar moves too quickly. Ickes noted that Democrats worked for a faster selection process of a Democratic nominee in 2004, and by March the party had all but nominated Massachusetts Sen.
John Kerry.

"We wanted to shut down the system and get our candidate out early," Ickes said. "If ever there was a foundering ship that was it. The longer we went on, the lower we went down in the polls. If we'd had a year we'd have been down around zero."
I agree with the intent, but disagree with the process. I also think Ickes is right.

Current mood: I almost always vote bananas.

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