Skip to comments.New Hampshire: How ’bout we blow your minds and hold our primary three months from now?
Posted on 09/30/2011 9:01:28 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
Nothings 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. Heres the first domino, already wobbling. New Hampshires 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, Iowas going to move too to retain its pride of place. And Iowas probably a must-have for her if she gets in.
This year, its a Christmas caucus!
New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, who has unilateral control to set the Granite States 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, well 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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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!
But but but it's an unconventional campaign
Perhaps it is “pathetic” but they are going to do it nonetheless and Florida should have known it.
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....
How ‘bout an October Surprise Primary.
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.
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.
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
Twist and Turn. Run for the hills, but you cannot escape...
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.
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.
Twist and Turn. Run for the hills, but you cannot escape...
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
See my tagline....
This is getting ridiculous.
Perhaps it’s time to go back to the smoke-filled rooms.
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.
Having all the state primaries on the same day, as with the general elections, would really blow their minds.
What’s keeping Florida from moving their’s up again?
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.
They don’t care if they lose half their delegates. Money and history is more important.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?
How about this one
Rush reads from this article:
Video: Rush Limbaugh: Barry Soetoro; No Identity Papers; Suspended Elections
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.
This "traditional" started with McGovern and the Dems of the 70's, Republicans followed suit a few years after.
2 New Hampshire facts:
—Mark Steyn lives there
—Famous moment in Nashua, 1980. He’s paying for that mic!
you have no idea how much that pi$$es me off
rhino perry really
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.
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...
” 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.
Exactly. THAT is why Romney’s votes
are near the highways.
The backstabbing, carpetbagging cheater
sends them up to vote in two states.
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.
We all know that the SOS has to do his/her legal duty - especially that vetting the candidate thingee. Oh, wait... never mind...
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.
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.
He's well ahead in the polls though.
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.
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.
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.
Letting NH democrats vote in the first GOP primary in the nation is ridiculous and the RNC is a collection of incompetent morons.