This could be good for a small candidate. The late convention always means that you can raise limited funds to spend during the primary season, so until you are officially the nominee you can’t spend general election funds. When the candidate is basically chosen and has to sit for a few months unable to raise or spend money, you end up with either a situation like we have had in the past where you mortgage the computers in the office for money, or you can only run and compete if you’re rich. All the while the democrats spend union money and get free press accolades all summer.
A small candidate can win if they’re good enough. Herman Cain was ahead for a while until he imploded. Santorum competed for a long time. It’s not the insider fix that gets RINO candidates the nomination, it’s the fact that other candidates either don’t hold up well under the lights (Rick Perry) or they can’t win in the states that have the early primaries.
Stop putting goofy Iowa and New Hampshire at the front of the line, don’t let independent voters and democrats vote in your primaries, and get out of the way.