October 23, 2007

What Matters?

So in the race to have the first Primary/Caucus a number of States have run afoul of National party rules and are now threatened with sanctions. The GOP is looking at cutting delegates for five different States. This may or may not matter. Normally, the States that go first have more influence than states with more delegates as the early birds get to winnow the field, get all the media attention and so on. California bitches about this every four years. But with things looking so confused on the GOP side, the delegate count may really matter. If its a close race, it could make all the difference if Florida, for example, loses half her delegates. And if that sort of thing matters, then there will be a fight. As in lawsuits, underhanded rules committee motions, and a fight over seating delegates at the national convention.

Fun times.

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