Just when you thought that the calendar was going to be stable, Ohio and Michigan start to screw it up.

In Ohio, legislation has been introduced by a Democratic State Senator to move the date to Jan. 29th, the same day as Florida. Stealing Florida’s special location would probably have a significant impact on the race. This is another state that Rudy Giuliani is ahead in.

In Michigan, according to sources on the ground, there are several ideas in play. At this point, the parties can pick their own date, so the GOP can change the date by a vote of a convention, executive committee, or central committee meeting. There are two options. First, the GOP can pick the 29th also. Alternatively, they could try something like the 25th. If they do the primary on a different day than the Democrats, one wonders what impact that would have on the electorate. If the GOP votes first, then the rules (effectively open primary) could have a significant impact on the results.

It is certainly looking like the big states are taking over.

Categories: Michigan

4 Comments

sampo · July 15, 2007 at 9:08 PM

This brings the GOP one step closer to nominate the first EVER pro-choice candidate for president. And not just any pro-choice Republican, Rudy is a supporter of third trimester abortions. Look out!

eye · July 15, 2007 at 9:40 PM

Not the first. Gerald Ford was pro-choice.

sampo · July 16, 2007 at 3:40 AM

http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov//library/speeches/760947.htm

THE MODERATOR. President Ford, your response, please.

THE PRESIDENT. I support the Republican platform, which calls for the constitutional amendment that would outlaw abortions. I favor the particular constitutional amendment that would turn over to the States the individual right of the voters in those States the chance to make a decision by public referendum. I call that the peoples’ amendment. I think if you really believe that the people of a State ought to make a decision on a matter of this kind, that we ought to have a federal constitutional amendment that would permit each one of the 50 States to make the choice.

eye · July 16, 2007 at 6:37 AM

oh. He certainly was very militantly pro-choice after he was defeated. I didn’t realize he took that position in 76 though.

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