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Saturday, December 03, 2022

South Carolina will likely lead the Democrat's presidential nomination, a departure from the traditional start in Iowa.

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This is going to be curious.

I saw one report that Pres Biden did not inform South Carolina of this prior to the public announcement.


If so, ooops...

Or, maybe it was intentional?

With Democrats, it is difficult to say...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 11:24 PM | Reply

Here's the best I can come up with at this point...

AP sources: Biden tells Dems he wants SC as 1st primary vote
apnews.com

... President Joe Biden has declared that Democrats should give up "restrictive" caucuses and prioritize diversity at the start of their presidential primary calendar " dealing a major blow to Iowa's decadeslong status as the state that leads off the process.

In a letter Thursday to the rule-making arm of the Democratic National Committee, Biden did not mention specific states he'd like to see go first. But he has told Democrats he wants South Carolina moved to the first position, according to three people familiar with his recommendation who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

The president's direction came as the DNC rules committee gathered in Washington on Friday to vote on shaking up the presidential primary calendar starting in 2024. Members now expect to approve new rules putting South Carolina first, followed by New Hampshire and Nevada on the same day a week later.

Georgia and Michigan would move into the top five as new early states, and each would hold primaries in subsequent weeks, committee members say. The two battlegrounds were critical to Biden's 2020 victory over then-President Donald Trump, who had won both states in his 2016 White House campaign....


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 11:28 PM | Reply

dealing a major blow to Iowa's decadeslong status as the state that leads off the process.

That should rattle the target budgeting.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-02 11:35 PM | Reply

Do they grow Ethanol in South Carolina?

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-02 11:43 PM | Reply

This is payback for Rep Clyburn endorsement of Biden over Bernie Sanders.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-12-03 12:00 AM | Reply

This is payback for Rep Clyburn endorsement of Biden over Bernie Sanders.

Might be a side effect, but not likely the reason.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-03 12:06 AM | Reply

@#1

Found something (thank-you duckduckgo.com...)

South Carolina Democrats stunned by Biden's plan to put them first in 2024
www.nbcnews.com

...When President Joe Biden proposed making South Carolina the first to vote in the 2024 Democratic presidential primaries Thursday, Democrats in the state were caught completely off-guard.

It wasn't something they had asked for.

"It's a very pleasant surprise," said Carol Fowler, the state's representative on the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee, which met Friday to codify the new plan.

...


"It was a very pleasant surprise" is little more than, why the f**k didn't you tell us about this previously?

I mean really.

So, now, I am trying t figure out why Pres Biden did this.

He is not a political neophyte..,


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-03 12:15 AM | Reply

#4 apparently not

www.postandcourier.com

#8 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2022-12-03 12:29 AM | Reply

He is not a political neophyte..

Perhaps he took advice from some people he hired. Or just let the DNC make the call.

It's a fair big shakeup to the usual game.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-03 12:34 AM | Reply

I've never been a fan of the Iowa caucus - attended only by those who don't have to work, family obligations, etc. - playing such a big role in deciding the presumptive winner in New Hampshire, who is then the presumptive nominee. That scenario played over and over like a broken 78 rpm record.

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-12-03 05:01 AM | Reply

Biden is trying to game the system. He's looking for a win early in the primaries. Everyone knows he won't win the general in SC.

This is a sign of weakness and desperation on his part. The party will call in line.

But they shouldn't.

#11 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-12-03 12:55 PM | Reply

Hard to say why the people that tell Biden what to say told him to say this. Of course they could walk it back and then party loyalists will act like it never happened.

#12 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-12-03 11:30 PM | Reply

"Of course they could walk it back and then party loyalists will act like it never happened."

Are you talking about DeSantis and Disney again?

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-12-03 11:32 PM | Reply

I seriously doubt if Trump is going to make it past the primary, so I have to wonder, how popular is DeSantis in South Caroline?

I'm thinking DeSantis might have to change his name recognition schedule.

Incidentally, DeSantis still has to run the gauntlet of Florida's Resign to Run law before he can declare. Florida legislatures are working on it so DeSantis can have a soft landing in the Governor's chair in case he loses.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-12-04 01:21 AM | Reply

I seriously doubt if Trump is going to make it past the primary...

If not, someone can make big coin from the resulting meltdown as a reality show.

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-04 01:37 AM | Reply

REDIAL

Yeah, too bad federal trials aren't televised, if for no other reason than to record history for posterity and ivy league law school students.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-12-04 06:26 AM | Reply

SC feels like an odd choice to me but it's not like Iowa made a whole lot of sense either.

Moving GA and MI to the top 5 makes sense as those have become real battle grounds in the last couple elections. Running the democrat that does best there is probably a smart move but SC? That state is going red no matter what so why would it matter their favorite democrat, they won't vote for them in the general anyway.

#17 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2022-12-04 06:51 AM | Reply

TAO

South Carolina has a dense black population and President Biden wants to include more diversity into the primary. Connect the dots.

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-12-04 07:41 AM | Reply

Yeah, too bad federal trials aren't televised...

Other than Lewzer "taking the fifth" more times than anyone in history I don't think trials would be very interesting.

Lewzer's manic rants on Bull Social, on the other hand, would be epic.

#19 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-04 08:45 AM | Reply

REDIAL

I see what you mean.

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-12-04 09:32 AM | Reply

"South Carolina has a dense black population and President Biden wants to include more diversity into the primary. Connect the dots."

There's that, and there's also the fact that SC was what turned it around for him and helped him get the nomination. SC might be a better predictor of which primary candidate can win nationwide, even if they can't win that state.

#21 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-12-04 11:48 AM | Reply

South Carolina certainly seems more representative of America as a whole than Iowa.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-04 11:55 AM | Reply

Iowa is full of MAGAt racists. Make them pay the price for their insurrection.

#23 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-05 05:17 PM | Reply

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