I hate to write this in public, but I agree with Howard Dean’s stance on Florida’s primary scheduling. If I were in charge, it would be illegal to have a Presidential primary before March of the election year, maybe April. Someone has to start holding the line or we’ll fall back to primaries about the time the current President is taking his oath of office.
I realized, though, that the lengthening primary season is good for one group of people — professional politicians and their symbiotes. It is not only a great source of money and attention, but it forms a very high barrier to entry for any non-member of that elite. The question is, how can this trend be reversed? I don’t expect Dean to succeed in his effort, as minimal as it is.