Republicans Plan To Penalize States For Early Primaries
The Republican National Committee plans to penalize at least four states holding early primaries, including New Hampshire and Florida, by refusing to seat at least half their delegates at the party's national convention in 2008, a party official said Tuesday.
Much of the focus in the primary scheduling fight up to now has been on the Democratic National Committee's moves to penalize Florida by not seating its convention delegates because of the state's decision to move up its primary. But the Republican rules are even more stringent, and the national party said today that it would not hesitate enforcing them.
Well, well … I have to assume that anyone who didn't like what the Democrats did must be insenced with what the Republicans have done.
I still maintain that early primaries are a very bad idea, and that something has to be done to stop this movement by the states. So I'm am actually rooting for the parties on this one.