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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Some Primary Sanity...

During the last few presidential campaigns, the chaos that the media seems to revel in has gotten out of hand this year.  With all the idiocy that's involved in this state or that state going 'first', perhaps it's time to invoke some sanity.

As a (somewhat) pundit, I, of course, have a few ideas on this.  Basically, it's tied to the tradition of the Iowa caucuses going "first," followed by the "first" primary in New Hampshire.  But after that, pretty much all the rest of the states vie for being the next first.

Instead of that, maybe it's time to rearrange things a bit...

Iowa would still have the 1st caucuses.
New Hampshire would still be the 1st primary...

but after that maybe we should build upon the idea of having regional primaries, where groups of states all vote somewhat together in a rolling series of "super tuesdays".

For instance, the "first" regional primary following New Hampshire would be New England.

That would be followed by the Mid-Atlantic states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland).

Following that would be the South Atlantic (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama).

Mid-West (Ohio, Michigan, Indianna, Illinois)

Mid-South (Kentuckey, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arkansas, Missouri)

Deep South (Alabama,  Mississippi, Lousianna, Texas)

Upper Mid-West (Wisconsin, Minnisota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska)...

You get the picture.  This would bring some sanity to what has become a mish-mash of idiotic process by which we select your president.

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