This is an interesting article. I guess it is pretty transparent to NH residents which politicians are seriously considering a presidential run. How many low-population, late-primary states get visited frequently by high profile senators and governors from out-of-state? None, of course. I suppose Iowans have a similar vantage point from which to watch things shape up for the presidential election too. I wish my state would move up its primary; it would be nice for California to have some relevance in a presidential election year in spite of the fact that it is a solid blue state. It seems silly that the only time a prosepective presidential candidate might be in the state anywhere near the election date is for a fundraising event.
NH = 4 EV = dozens of visits from candidates and their surrogates.
CA = 55 EV = no campaign stops...not one from either candidate.
It just doesn't add up.
¶ 11/15/2004 07:43:00 PM