Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Washington DC Should Be Early Primary State in 2008
The Democratic Party National Committee is deciding and studying right now the presidential nominating process for 2008. In other words, who's going to be the first in the nation primary? In the past it has been New Hampshire and Iowa. But that may change and DC may be in the hunt. The Washington Post has an article about this that is worth reading. It seems to me pretty clear that D.C. should be one of the first primary states. Why? Because it has a real cultural mix of people, which isn't present in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Washington is a place where "retail politics" reins. Meeting people is easy, but big and expensive media buys don't exist and are not necessary. Just look at what Howard Dean did in Washington early in the last presidential primary season. Dean won DC and spent very little if any money at all. Washington is a great place for Presidential candidates to meet voters of all different ethic background, religion and socio-economic levels. Washington DC needs to be on the list.


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