Presidential Primary order: a great solution

As someone once said of Darwin’s theory of evolution: “How stupid of me not to have thought of that.” Here’s an idea for determining the order of presidential primaries and caucuses, coming from an Iowan, no less (who have a good deal to lose in the matter):
The two parties should agree that the first state allowed to have a contest in the nomination process will be the closest one in the last presidential election. The second-closest state will get the second contest, etc.

That way both parties avoid process fights and are starting their campaigning - and their candidates are expending their greatest efforts - in those states likely to be the most competitive in November.
HT: Kos, who thinks it’s a good idea, too.

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Anonymous said…
This is a great idea...

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