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GOP Reacts Nationally To Florida Primary Decision

October 5, 2011 by  

GOP Reacts Nationally To Florida Primary Decision

Since Florida moved its 2012 GOP Presidential primary to Jan. 31, there is much speculation that a number of States will follow suit. On Monday, South Carolina Republicans decided to move their State’s primary to Jan. 21.

Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada all plan to hold their primaries and caucuses before South Carolina’s to ensure that the Florida decision does not cost the party delegates in the election process because of Republican National Committee rules to keep the primary process from interfering with the holiday season, according to The Hill.

“Forty-nine states played pretty in the sandbox. Only one did it wrong,” said South Carolina Republican Chairman Connelly of the Florida decision. He said that on Monday, South Carolina restored order.

New Hampshire Republicans may move their State’s primary to December, which would make it the earliest in history. Many in the GOP believe that the rush for early primaries is going to hamper any late-coming entrants into the 2012 race. Speculated candidates like Sarah Palin are not the only contenders who might be affected; lesser-known candidates will also face troubles raising funds with a compressed election calendar.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Cliffystones

    Here’s a concept. How ’bout we just have ALL primaries on the same day?

    • Morduin00

      Cliffystones, finally an idea on this site that I can wholeheartedly agree with, provided we have primaries.

      Personally I am for repealing the 12th and 17th amendments to the constitution to restore the electoral process to what the founders intended. Either way would reduce the graft and fraud that has marred our electoral process for years.

      • christy

        I agree with all primaries on the same day. It’s so obvious that I can’t believe they haven’t figured it out yet. The 16th & 17th amendments must be repealed. We should probably repeal at least half of the ammendments added after the bill of rights.

      • Christine

        I agree wholeheartedly that all primaries should be on the same day. Only a someone dishonest or stupid would think that the current system is the fair way to do it.

        The 16th & 17th amendment must be repealed to fix our nation. At least half of the amendments (post bill of rights) should be repealed. Our founders had a great system until everyone started tinkering with it.

    • Caroline

      I agree. Why should some states get to influence voters in other states just because someone came out ahead? We have one election day for presidents. There should be one election day for primaries.

  • Glen Xx

    Rotate your early Primaries, or do them by random drawing.

    • eddie47d

      People are sick of campaign literature and TV ads already as it is (so soon within the election process) so moving primaries around will only disgust more folks. Some live and breath politics but I think these changes will only turn more people off.There is another life besides politics and this will only encourage the news media to drown us even more.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest AZ-Ike

    The ‘official campaign’ should be no more than 1 year before the Presidential election. It also seems fair that at least half of all presidential pre-primary debates are shown on network television. Every presidential debate (and, in fact, all political debates) should have 3 moderators; one liberal (MSM), one conservative, and one independent.

    It seems far more important to take time to research and determine the best pre-primary candidate from the individual parties than to listen to the official ‘chosen’ candidate for 10 to 11 months. If the ‘official campaign’ kicks off on November 1st and the primaries start in December or January, that leaves little time for party members to choose their best candidate to face the opposition candidates, and far too much time to listen to the ‘chosen candidates.’

    I agree all the primaries should be on the same day so no individual state has a chance to influence other states’ voter and no state is essentially removed from voters’ choice. However, all of the pre-primary candidates should have at least six months of ‘official campaign’ time to convince voters they are the best choice to represent their party. No primary should take place until the end of May/beginning of June. That leaves time for the parties’ official nomination, AND ELIGIBILITY VETTING, process and a final 4 to 5 months (3 too many) of campaigning by the chosen few.


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