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Looking Up From Here, It’s Barely Possible to See the Bottom of ‘Down’

Posted on | October 3, 2011 | 16 Comments

BREAKING: South Carolina
to hold primary on January 21

A friend sent me that on Twitter and then, via Memeorandum, I saw this:

Nevada Republicans decided Saturday to move up the GOP presidential caucuses to January to preserve the state’s early voting spot, although it will cost the Silver State half its delegates at the national convention.
The GOP executive board voted to go ahead with plans to hold its caucuses on the Saturday following New Hampshire, once that state decides a new date. It will be after the traditional first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.

This just confirms what I wrote Friday at The American Spectator:

A Jan. 31 date for Florida’s primary would result in four other events on the presidential campaign calendar — the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, and the Nevada caucuses — also leap-frogging to January dates.

But nobody bothered to read what I wrote on Friday, and nothing I write about it now could possibly make any difference.

Because I don’t know nothing about no Florida primary.



16 Responses to “Looking Up From Here, It’s Barely Possible to See the Bottom of ‘Down’”

  1. Joe
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Actually they look like they are reading your stuff and using it without giving you a hat tip.  Which is crappy. 

  2. Joe
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    What was interesting is the second Florida GOP announced that, you latched onto the impact in a nanosecond.  Can the guys at the Daily Caller do that?  Pleeeeeasse.   Not at all. 

  3. tomg
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    Why not hold the 2016 primaries along with this year’s?  It will save us all a lot of time and aggravation 4 years from now.

  4. The Cob
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    Q: Why would the GOP want states that might pick conservative candidates to choose between losing half their delegates and voting late in the primary process?

    A: The GOP is part of the ruling class.

  5. Zilla of the Resistance
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    So your readers are “nobody”, Stacy?
    I think we’re gonna have to send you to rehab to deal with your instacrack addiction, it’s causing you to even lash out at your own readers.

  6. Anonymous
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    Everything will be OK once Mrs OtherMcCain gets home. I suspect….

  7. Anonymous
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    Just how does choosing half as many delegates, earlier, increase a state’s influence? Wouldn’t it be ironic if whoever wins the Florida primary loses the nomination by the same number of delegates that Florida loses by breaking the rules.

  8. DaveO
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    Seems to be a major indicator that the Establishmentarians are in a stampede to ensure a fellow Establishmentarian will get the nomination and won’t rock the GOP boat.

    Palin sure has them running scared!

  9. Adjoran
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    Hey, the DC guys will get around to it – AFTER their pedicure and chamomile breaks . . .

  10. Adjoran
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    Hmmm . . . so Iowa chose Huckabee last time, New Hampshire has in the past even gone for Pat Buchanan, and South Carolina which has gone Democratic for President exactly ONCE since JFK, are not conservative enough, but Florida, which went for McCain last time in the primary, is the conservative state?

    You seem a bit confused.

    The real reason for the penalty is to prevent just what is happening now:  states leapfrogging to the front, followed by the first four moving up to stay first.  We could end up holding the primary with the midterm if something isn’t done.

    Obviously this system isn’t punitive enough to deter the foolishness, but that doesn’t justify being part of the problem, which Florida is.

  11. Joe
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    Adjoran those DC guys are tougher than that.  Some of them have actually had rolfing massage done to them. 

  12. Joe
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    The only good thing is all these states leap frogging each other only count for half now.  They should count for zero and just be glorified straw polls. 

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