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New Hampshire: How ’bout we blow your minds and hold our primary three months from now?
Hot Air ^ | 9/30/11 | Allahpundit

Posted on 09/30/2011 9:01:28 PM PDT by Lou Budvis

Nothing’s set in stone up north, but Florida officially moved its own primary to January 31st today so the early-state dominoes are about to fall. Here’s the first domino, already wobbling. New Hampshire’s potentially much more of a Christie state than a Palin state, so of the two late entrants, this would hurt him more than her. But of course, if New Hampshire moves up to December, Iowa’s going to move too to retain its pride of place. And Iowa’s probably a must-have for her if she gets in.

This year, it’s a Christmas caucus!

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, who has unilateral control to set the Granite State’s date, moved up the presidential primary filing period to begin Oct. 17 and ending October 28, signaling the New Hampshire primary contest will be moved up in the calendar.

“Unfortunately, we’ll be unable to have the upcoming presidential primary on the second Tuesday in March and will continue to honor the tradition of our first-in-the-nation presidential primary,” Gardner told NBC News. “Because we cannot rule out of the possibility of conducting the primary before the end of this year, we are, regrettably, as we were four years ago, forced to move the presidential candidates filing period to October.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2012election; newhampshire; primary
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No one is forcing you to "honor the tradition" of your first in the nation primary, New Hampshire. It's pathetic the way New Hampshire and Iowa force themselves to be relevant every four years.
1 posted on 09/30/2011 9:01:36 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

Not to mention how many Massholes (in this case college kids, only mostly) can drive up with no ID , register and vote in ten minutes! It’s such a scam!


2 posted on 09/30/2011 9:07:17 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Lou Budvis
"honor the tradition"

But but but it's an unconventional campaign

3 posted on 09/30/2011 9:07:47 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Lou Budvis

Perhaps it is “pathetic” but they are going to do it nonetheless and Florida should have known it.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 9:08:39 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Lou Budvis

They do it for the money generated by candidates, news crews, etc. I’m guessing its worth millions to the state economy. Going to look it up right now....


5 posted on 09/30/2011 9:12:01 PM PDT by GQuagmire ('Don't Piss The Lady Off'...)
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To: Lou Budvis

How ‘bout an October Surprise Primary.


6 posted on 09/30/2011 9:14:59 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Lou Budvis

If we have to have primaries ( I think they are a very bad idea and should be abandoned), th first primary should be May 6, 2012 and the last August 15.


7 posted on 09/30/2011 9:17:55 PM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: Lou Budvis

I’m so tired of the overinflated amount of importance and attention Iowa and New Hampshire get. NH basically single-handily revived McCain’s campaign from the dead in 2008. Please put some conservative states up front, or at the very least any states other than those two.


8 posted on 09/30/2011 9:20:00 PM PDT by PerryBachmann2012
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To: Artemis Webb

FL does know it because Mitt has been behind the scenes trying to push the date of FL up knowing full well everybody else is going to push their dates up as well - before with the new committee rules in place everything was heading towards proportioning delegates vote in these states where there would have been no knock out punch by a well-oiled money machine like Mitt but now with states coming early it will knock a lot of the smaller guys out really fast because they can’t compete for money and campaigning in a short amount of time. Mitt is trying to speed up everything do that Mr inevitable finds himself inevitable by almost default


9 posted on 09/30/2011 9:20:33 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Lou Budvis
Go for it, NH. That leaves your influence that many months behind much earlier than before.

/johnny

10 posted on 09/30/2011 9:21:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: tsowellfan

Game on!

Twist and Turn. Run for the hills, but you cannot escape...


11 posted on 09/30/2011 9:22:24 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Lou Budvis

New Hampshire and their vote for the scumbag con man Romney are about as relevant as Kazakhstan in terms of picking the GOP nominee

Sorry, find another way to fill up your goddamned “Bed and Breakfast” joints.

When the hell is somebody going to pound a stake through the vampire FLIP MYTH SLICK WILLARD RINO ROMNEYS heart?

This is a son of a bitch who supported baby killing into his late 40’s and supports homosexual “marriage” and forced all Mass residents who work to buy medical insurance or be fined by the Mass department of Revenue.

His grandfather was a polygamist and his clan of cowards all somehow have managed to avoid MILITARY SERVICE,(yet he he running for CIC).

At least the Kenyan muslim Baraka Hussein vacationer in chief doesn’t pretend to be a conservative.

FLIP MYTH SLICK WILLARD RINO ROMNEY needs to be destroyed.


12 posted on 09/30/2011 9:26:29 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Bigtigermike
Mitt is trying to speed up everything do that Mr inevitable finds himself inevitable by almost default

He's a slippery snake. He moves fast. I'm sure he wants this to end fast. It benefits him now that the GOP establishment. They do NOT want to see a Perry or Cain nomination because if Perry or Cain wins that makes the establishment irrelevant and the Tea Party relevant.

13 posted on 09/30/2011 9:29:44 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Game on!

Twist and Turn. Run for the hills, but you cannot escape...


14 posted on 09/30/2011 9:31:07 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Rome2000
FLIP MYTH SLICK WILLARD RINO ROMNEY needs to be destroyed.

We should have listened to the Perry supporters. Now the Tea Party could lose a candidate and the GOP establishment will be bragging about how irrelevant the Tea Party is. sigh

15 posted on 09/30/2011 9:32:09 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Bigtigermike

See my tagline....


16 posted on 09/30/2011 9:32:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Lou Budvis

This is getting ridiculous.

Perhaps it’s time to go back to the smoke-filled rooms.

Just sayin’...


17 posted on 09/30/2011 9:32:41 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: Lou Budvis

If the parties had any brains, they would assign extra delegates to the states which waited. That would help blunt the influence of the attention whores.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 9:33:07 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Lou Budvis

Having all the state primaries on the same day, as with the general elections, would really blow their minds.


19 posted on 09/30/2011 9:34:39 PM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Artemis Webb

What’s keeping Florida from moving their’s up again?


20 posted on 09/30/2011 9:35:29 PM PDT by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: Lou Budvis
No one is forcing you to "honor the tradition" of your first in the nation primary, New Hampshire. It's pathetic the way New Hampshire and Iowa force themselves to be relevant every four years.

It's actually law in New Hampshire that their primary be first. So, if the Secretary of State did not move it to make sure it is the first, he would be acting illegally...believe it or not.

21 posted on 09/30/2011 9:40:21 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Lou Budvis

They don’t care if they lose half their delegates. Money and history is more important.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 9:48:16 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: ROTB
What’s keeping Florida from moving their’s up again?

Usually when you release a date into the public, you have just signed a contract for the leasing of the convention space. If you change the date afterward, it will cost you quite a bit. Primarily due to one of those many clauses in the, We Now Own Your But, typical contract.

23 posted on 09/30/2011 9:53:35 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Republican Wildcat

It’s actually law in New Hampshire that their primary be first. So, if the Secretary of State did not move it to make sure it is the first, he would be acting illegally...believe it or not.

***

That’s a disgusting filthy arrogant law if I ever heard one.


24 posted on 09/30/2011 9:56:25 PM PDT by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: Lou Budvis
This is so dumb of Floriduh that it must be stopped. It's good to have the early states be low cost states so it doesn't just come down to the best financed candidates.

Want to shut down Cain and make this a Ronmey/Perry act? Hold early primaries in states with large numbers of delegates. Take half the delegates away again and distribute them to states that hold off. Tell NH and SC that they can double their delegates by waiting.

25 posted on 09/30/2011 10:01:24 PM PDT by byteback
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To: Rome2000

Yes super liberal Mitt Romney must not be the nominee of the Republican Party. However the Republicans voters must wake up to the fact that if they want to make the in state tuition for illegal immigrant as their most important issue and want to destroy Perry because of it then they are going to get Romney as the nominee. They need to ask themselves if Jose the son of an illegal immigrant paying in state tuition is more dangerous than Romneycare and all of Romney liberalism on so many important issues. If the answer is yes, then they will get Romney as he nominee and they only have themselves to be blamed, it is that simple.


26 posted on 09/30/2011 10:02:07 PM PDT by jgge
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To: Republican Wildcat
It's actually law in New Hampshire that their primary be first.

Lots of stupid laws out there that need to be ignored or overturned.

What kind of prison sentence does the SOS get for not following the law?

/johnny

27 posted on 09/30/2011 10:06:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: ROTB
That’s a disgusting filthy arrogant law if I ever heard one.

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?

/johnny

28 posted on 09/30/2011 10:09:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: vbmoneyspender

October surprise?

How about this one

Rush reads from this article:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/40802

Video: Rush Limbaugh: Barry Soetoro; No Identity Papers; Suspended Elections

http://youtu.be/GbGpNnTrjuU


29 posted on 09/30/2011 10:10:04 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: jgge

Alarming that conservatives will drive the Romney campaign to the nomination, by dissing the only conservative guy who could have curbed Romney and beat Obama. Romeny and Perry are front runners because they more consistently have shown that either can beat Obama once they gain the nomination.
Rick should have won on his record alone. Hope comes loaded in October, or it will be the founder of socialistic health care Republicans will elect. Ick.


30 posted on 09/30/2011 10:46:44 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: Artemis Webb
FL knew it and doesn't care. No one should.

This "traditional" started with McGovern and the Dems of the 70's, Republicans followed suit a few years after.

31 posted on 09/30/2011 10:54:44 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins reelecton; GOP will find a way to lose.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

2 New Hampshire facts:

—Mark Steyn lives there

—Famous moment in Nashua, 1980. He’s paying for that mic!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO2_49TycdE


32 posted on 10/01/2011 12:26:24 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: acapesket

you have no idea how much that pi$$es me off


33 posted on 10/01/2011 2:21:44 AM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: PerryBachmann2012

rhino perry really


34 posted on 10/01/2011 2:25:53 AM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: Rome2000

I don’t think we’ve cast a vote yet . You should look at our 2010 results. I think mitts could lose here at this point.


35 posted on 10/01/2011 2:31:02 AM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: tsowellfan
There will be an election, regardless of what you bedwetters think.
36 posted on 10/01/2011 2:45:07 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: metesky

AMEN


37 posted on 10/01/2011 2:57:15 AM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: jgge
I fear they will give us Romney too. If the idiots would spend as much time trashing Romney as they do perry, and then engage in a bit of intelligent discussion about the merits of whoever remains, we might have a fighting chance.

It's funny how so many Freepers who get miffed whenever the Dims pull a defeat from the jaws of victory (wars, etc.), are engaging in the same self-destructive behavior.

I'm starting to believe that liberalism isn't the only political-driven mental illness - the conservative side seems to think that, unless you have a doctor's note saying your poop don't stink, you can't possibly be our nominee. That leaves Jesus and I have it on good authority He won't run and if He did, many would be surprised at the difference between His actual philosophy and what they think it would be...

38 posted on 10/01/2011 4:09:47 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Lou Budvis

” It’s pathetic the way New Hampshire and Iowa force themselves to be relevant every four years.”

Hey!!! Don’t be diss’en us New Hampshirites ... the Primary is one of the state’s biggest “Cash Cows” along with Motorcycle Week at Loudon.


39 posted on 10/01/2011 4:14:45 AM PDT by CapnJack
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To: acapesket

Exactly. THAT is why Romney’s votes
are near the highways.

The backstabbing, carpetbagging cheater
sends them up to vote in two states.


40 posted on 10/01/2011 4:35:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lou Budvis

Part of the PROBLEM in this country is the “perpetual campaign”. No sooner is one election over then the campaigning starts again for the next election. I can’t stand it and it’s killing the country. NO campaign should start more then 6 months before the election.


41 posted on 10/01/2011 4:36:49 AM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Republican Wildcat

We all know that the SOS has to do his/her legal duty - especially that vetting the candidate thingee. Oh, wait... never mind...


42 posted on 10/01/2011 4:39:25 AM PDT by Semper Vigilantis (If you want money for minds that hate; all I can tell you is Brother, you'll have to wait.)
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To: Lou Budvis
New Hampshire’s potentially much more of a Christie state than a Palin state, so of the two late entrants, if either one was running this would hurt him more than her.

Fixed it.

43 posted on 10/01/2011 4:48:20 AM PDT by Semper Vigilantis (Giving speeches isn't how you lead - no matter which party you're in.)
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To: Grumplestiltskin
This is getting ridiculous. Perhaps it’s time to go back to the smoke-filled rooms.

Perhaps the RNC should just dispense with "in-person" primaries, mail out primary ballots at a time of its choosing, and let people vote for their candidate by mail.

Maybe combine primary with fundraiser: instead of marking a ballot, you send in a check (max $100) to your candidate of choice -- whoever comes out with the most money wins.

44 posted on 10/01/2011 4:50:22 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Lou Budvis

This is getting ridiculous. Now two year campaigns are going to be three, maybe even four years long. When do we expect the people we send to DeeCee to actually work if they’re on a perpetual campaign?

I know, I know, they don’t do much work now, and the quality of the work they’re performing when they do work is sub par. But you know what I mean.


45 posted on 10/01/2011 5:11:25 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: sopwith
Lets hope so.

He's well ahead in the polls though.

46 posted on 10/01/2011 5:33:35 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000
New Hampshire and their vote for the scumbag con man Romney are about as relevant as Kazakhstan in terms of picking the GOP nominee Sorry, find another way to fill up your goddamned “Bed and Breakfast” joints.

Bingo!!! There is no sales or income tax in New Hampshire, but there IS a NINE PERCENT meals and lodging tax. They make a killing off that 'first in the nation' OPEN primary nonsense.

47 posted on 10/01/2011 5:44:22 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RitaOK

New Hampshire should move it up—maybe not three months but they need to be first—Elections need some reforms. The Democrats are going to try and pick the Next GOP person who can run. Mitt looks easy to defeat—The one they could beat would be Ron Paul.


48 posted on 10/01/2011 5:50:04 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Rome2000

New Hampshire Democrats will cross over to vote for whoever THEY perceive to be the weakest GOP candidate so THEIR guy can win in the general. NH Dems crossed over for McCain, and now look at the mess we are in. NH going first isn’t as much of a problem as their OPEN primary.


49 posted on 10/01/2011 5:51:11 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Letting NH democrats vote in the first GOP primary in the nation is ridiculous and the RNC is a collection of incompetent morons.


50 posted on 10/01/2011 5:55:41 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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