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    Putting them early is going to put a huge premium on the ground game, because candidates won't be able to tap the big money until it becomes clear they are going to be winners.  This is good for netroots.

    •  They're tapping the big money NOW (3+ / 0-)

      anyone who isn't already wired into the power elite won't be able to afford the commercial expenditures necessary to win in a big state. I think people are down on Iowa and NH because Dean lost big there, and we're assuming therefore they're not "netroots friendly"...but the fact is, Dean's losses were because of weaknesses in his campaign organization, not because of the small states.

      If it goes straight to the big states, it's gonna be Hillary, period. She doesn't need to break of the pack to get money--she's already got it.

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 09:02:22 AM PDT

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      •  Hillary has got the Big Money (0+ / 0-)

        Not only can she be bought, but she already is bought. I congratualte her on the nomination.

        "Prepare to withstand political upheaval" - D. Kyle Sampson, FORMER Chief of Staff to FORMER Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, serving FORMER President Cheney.

        by bejammin075 on Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 09:41:04 AM PDT

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    •  I think this is naive (1+ / 0-)
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      There always was a premium on the ground game. That doesn't change, except that you need to field a ground game in lots of states. And you need a huge media budget, because campainging in New York, Florida is wholesale, rather than the retail politicking of Iowa and New Hampshire. How will Bill Richardson bust through in time to give New Yorkers a chance to discover him? If he came in second or third in Iowa, New Hampshire, or first or second in Nevada, he'd have a chance. But not if the big primaries are a week later. Netroots won't have a chance. It's going to be the big boys and gals all the way.

      "The Lord loves a working Man; Don't trust Whitey; See a doctor, and get rid of it."

      by FischFry on Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 09:29:55 AM PDT

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