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Daniel….Hawaii 1st Congressional District Special Election: WHEW, Democrats may pull out of Hawaii….

Hello Folks!

Just WOW. What the heck is happening in Hawaii? POLITICO reports that the DCCC is considering dropping out of Hawaii.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36886.html

This is getting even more weird here. All the negative Attacks on Djou ain’t working it seems.

On the heels of that State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) said that she WON’T drop out:

[ Colleen Hanabusa ]

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/36855.html

Analysis:

Looks like Dems are on the brink here.

Daniel G.

If Hanabausa doesn’t get the message her name is going to be mud to the Democratic party…..

Your story Daniel is just about pressure being put on Hanabusa…..

She’s get something offered to her and drop out before November…Wait and see…

Crist said he’d run only as a Republican, right?………

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Boats, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 2 Comments

More on the Democrats up coming changes in picking a presidential candidate…..

This from Jerome Armstrong over at Mydd.com……

The Democratic National Committee has put forth this…..

…………’pushing back the window of time during which primaries and caucuses may be held; converting unpledged delegates (DNC members, Democratic Members of the House and Senate, Democratic Governors and Distinguished Former Party Leaders) to a new category of pledged delegate called the National Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official (NPLEO) delegates, which will be allocated to Presidential candidates based on the state wide primary or caucus results; and establishing a “best practices” program for caucus states to improve and strengthen their caucuses. Under the Commission’s recommendations – the pre-primary window could not begin until February 1st or thereafter, and the primary window could not begin until the second Tuesday in March or thereafter.’

….and putting these three policies out for a vote from its memebership……

1. Changing the window of time during which primaries and caucuses may be held

2. Reducing the number of super delegates

3. Improving the caucus system.

….Armstrongs take on the changes proposeed…….

I don’t think much of caucuses (other than Iowa’s great tradition), and “best practices” are what the NV caucus gave us in 2008– a fiasco.

The calendar direction is probably not going to have much power I predict, to states like NH & IA– they’ll decide what they want to decide and the parties will follow. The only way it might work is if its in concert with Republicans, but there’s been no indication of that happening to date.

And there was not a decrease in the amount of superdelegates.

I happen to agree with Armstrong’s feeling that in the end most the changes will get a bit watered down….but are going in the right direction……

Stay tuned……..

January 1, 2010 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics, Updates | , | 2 Comments

The Democrats are set to drop 'superdelegates ' from their primary process…..amen…..

The Democrat National Committee is set to make the ‘superdelegates’ honorary positions…..taking them out of the nominating process…the policy to use them is carry over from when the party could pick its candidates in back room deals ( which probably can still happen ) but not in public……..

It’s about time….while Hillary could have surely benefited from a reversal of the primary votes in each state …the grief it would have caused in the media would have made such a deal worthless…..get rid of the system…..

….and stick to the tentative deal to push back most of the state primary dates further into the years….the last run was way too early……

December 30, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

The Democrats are set to drop ‘superdelegates ‘ from their primary process…..amen…..

The Democrat National Committee is set to make the ‘superdelegates’ honorary positions…..taking them out of the nominating process…the policy to use them is carry over from when the party could pick its candidates in back room deals ( which probably can still happen ) but not in public……..

It’s about time….while Hillary could have surely benefited from a reversal of the primary votes in each state …the grief it would have caused in the media would have made such a deal worthless…..get rid of the system…..

….and stick to the tentative deal to push back most of the state primary dates further into the years….the last run was way too early……

December 30, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

Update on the DNC weekend meetings…..

The Democratic National Committee met over the weekend, and here’s what has come out……..

Frank Leone, a DNC member from Viriginia, reports on the weekend’s meetings to schedule 2012 presidential nominating contests.

“As to timing, the discussion was relatively brief and consistent with prior discussions — Iowa/NH/SC/Nevada can go after Feb. 1, every other state goes after March 1, the rules should encourage regional clusters by offering incentives such as bonus delegates, the RBC will address enforcement procedures and sanctions, and the DNC will try to coordinate timing with the RNC rules committee. The RNC coordination process is ongoing.”

We’ll see…..

A couple of state’s (Florida and Michigan) didn’t stick to the rules did they?

And I say get rid of the caucuses..they stink…….

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Politics | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Democratic Super-Delegates???

The Democratic party will soon have a crack at changing the super – delegate policy in its presidential primary process……remembering the awful memories of a year and a half ago….I hope something is done to make this go away and use a straight vote system….and while they are at it…why don’t they get rid of the stupid caucus system…and go with straight votes……

Oh, yea….. get the state primary schedule straightened out folks…that’s another one that needs to be fixed……

Update:…… from mydd….

Commission members, who range from lawmakers and grassroots activists to President Obama’s campaign manager, are charged with putting forth recommendations to help expand the Democratic base and increase more ethnic and regional diversity in choosing the party’s presidential nominee in 2016 and beyond, assuming Obama seeks a second term.

A commission suggestion would be to allow the first four states that held nominating contests in the January 2008 maintain their early, privileged calendar positions. But these states – Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina – would be directed to delay holding their caucuses and primaries before February 1. All other states would be forbidden from holding their nominating contests until at least the first Tuesday in March.

Another recommendation in the report suggested grouping states by “region or sub-region.”

“This would not be a mandatory obligation upon the state parties,” the commission stated. “The commission recommends that these clusters be staggered throughout the window to allow for a deliberative process that benefits all voters and caucus-goers through the country.”

States parties that abided by the DNC’s calendar would be rewarded by getting special perks at the national nominating convention.

December 6, 2009 Posted by | Media, Politics | , , , , | 2 Comments