Monday, August 25, 2008
The Floodgates Are Open
Iowa gives us corn and an occasional decent college football game. I'm not quite sure what New Hampshire contributes to society. But every leap year they pump their chests and decide who will drop out of the presidential race. Just a couple of white-bread nonentities making decisions for the nation. It pissed off Florida and Michigan so they held their presidential primaries befor February 5 which pissed off the Democratic Party because that broke their rules. The party initially stripped those two states of their delegates at the convention before restoring ½ delegates to them. Yesterday the party gave full voting rights to Florida and Michigan at the request of Barack Obama. Whoa Nelly! I'm sure other states are looking at that decision and thinking that if there is no penalty in breaking party rules in holding presidential primaries, they'll consider doing so too in 3 years and 8 months. Is there a vote looming on December 30, 2011?