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Does anyone else feel this frontloading of presidential primaries has gotten out of hand?

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It is like the whole thing has turned into a peeing contest.

Soon the first primary will be at Thanksgiving.
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At this point it would make a lot more sense to just go ahead and have every state vote on the same day. They're all moving their dates anyway.
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Yes. It's absurd. Of course it makes no more sense to let Iowa and New Hampshire pick our candidates.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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It is a terrible process that is not doing the country or the voters any good.

The current primary process has the federal government totally on hold from March 2007-January 2009.
If Tom DeLay is The Hammer, then I proclaim a new title for the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi: The Briber. Nancy Pelosi had to bribe her members with spinach to get their votes.
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It might not be such a bad ideal to put the (current) federal government on hold.re: Does anyone else feel this frontloading of presidential primaries has g
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Let's just forget about it and have the election next week and be done with it all!
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Right "boy"

Congress has a rating of 18%
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I know "HDT" if there were more Dem's they might have actually pass all the things they wanted. I hardly call 51-49 a majority. If the Repub's block everthing, they are equally to blame. America voted for change, and that's not happening. I agree with the low rating's, but I don't think we blame the same people.
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They have been out of hand for a long time.
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Harry Reid has been a GREAT majority leader.

(That's sarcasm for those of you in Manhattan)
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yess well, they all just wanted to beat California, since we changed ours first.....damn copycats. As if some of thise tiny "weenies" mean anything by going before us, hrumph!
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I agree that I would like to see all states share primary day--it would open the field.

I agree that this massive amount of frontloading has been a bit much, but as far as starting earlier, it could prove to be a good thing--get all the crap out of the way hopefully.
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I just wish they were all moving them back, month after month after month of the General Election is fun for poltiphiles like me, but it turns off a lot of "casual" voters. It also becomes quite the headache to see 500,000 30second ads, which of course is about the worst way anyone could have ever devised to let someone know about important issues.

I agree with Yoda that it would be better at this point to have them all on the same day, although there is a small bit of validity to the counterargument the little states make. This system at least makes the candidates visit a state other than the 3 or 4 large "swing states" and meet the people there.
(Of course the problem that New Hampshire and Iowa then get disproportionately more say in the process than anyone else is a valid argument.)
I stand corrected, you are as vapid as they say.
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In 1992 though one may have wound up Tsongas. re: Does anyone else feel this frontloading of presidential primaries has g
I stand corrected, you are as vapid as they say.
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I never have understood why Iowa and New Hampshire go first. I'm all for a one day primary, be done whit it. Then the attack ad's begin. I'm suprised that commericals have not started in Ohio yet the "bellweather state", soon I'm sure.
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