Posted by FleshPresser at 11:33 AM /
doomsy posted at 1:59 PM
If we’re going to change the primary system, I’m inclined to support regional primaries as opposed to moving up the primary dates for individual states, with the regional primary dates spread out. If we do it by state, then everything will be bunched earlier and the emphasis would remain on the “battleground” states, thus giving people in non-battleground states a flimsy excuse to “opt out” of voting altogether. It would also make the fundraising more intense earlier in the process, leading to a situation with two main-party contenders decided in, say, March, slamming each other for months in attack TV ads to the point where people blow off the November election because they’re sick of the negativity.