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Thursday, November 11, 2004
Get rid of the Iowa Caucus?
Daily Kos brings up something that's been discussed for at least a couple years now - the problem of having the Democratic presidential nominee presumptively chosen by two "overwhelmingly white, small, rural states". It's definitely a problem, but of course Iowa and New Hampshire are not eager to let go of the influence they have.

The so-called "California Plan" is an idea that works (see here for a more succinct summary) to rotate the responsibility while still preserving the close contact with the candidates. The only drawback to it that I see is the possibility of giving a lot of weight to places like American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico.
posted by CB @ 2:26 PM  
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