Saturday, October 15, 2005
Western States want bigger role in primary
The governors of
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, joined with Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a Republican, on Tuesday in calling for a Western regional presidential primary or caucuses on the first Tuesday in February 2008.
If enough Western states hold early contests, they say, it will increase the fast-growing region's clout in picking presidential nominees.
"For too long, the West has been a flyover region and Western issues have not been emphasized,"
He is probably more interested in his people having more of a say in making him the next presidential nominatee than needed real electoral reform.
I think the up and coming Democratic states should have more of a say BUT certainly tiny [population size] and backward [political wise] states should not have a huge say.
It would be nice to have a primary that isn't over before it's over though.