Tuesday, July 25, 2006

NH and the Presidential Primary

Both NH-02 Progressive and The Yankee Doodler have touched on the recent proposal to blunt New Hampshire's first-presidential-primary status, with the former pointing out the shocking (just shocking) lack of Union-Leader coverage of Paul Hodes' opposition to this change, and the latter suggesting that we take a moment to contrast the Democratic party's "crimes" against New Hampshire - threatening first-primary status - with the Republican party's, you know, crimes against New Hampshire - phone-jamming, anyone?

An editorial in the Nashua Telegraph does give Hodes' position on the matter, closing

Democratic congressional hopeful Paul Hodes called the recommendation a misguided attempt to fix a system that’s not broken.

He said New Hampshire’s primary is important, partly because it allows independents to vote, unlike Nevada’s caucus.

“Putting another contest closed to independents before the New Hampshire Primary is an insult to the voters of New Hampshire and a loss for independent-minded voters who vote for the person and not the party,” he said.


Blogger Keener said...

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7:07 AM  
Blogger Keener said...

Yeah, UL finally pubbed that yesterday too. Hard to know if UL is just incompetent and slow or devious.

Well, actually, devious is a given, really, their word choice is several notches LESS objective thn mine, and I'm trying to write rabid, foaming articles.

I'll put an update at the top of my last story. But in the spirit of the UL I'll wait 48 hours.

7:08 AM  
Blogger yankeedoodler said...

I'm really glad Hodes is out front early with a statement before the NH Republican machine paints him as otherwise.

Smart politics, that.

8:34 AM  

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