(FreedomWire.org) – According to MSN, Biden forced the DNC to alter the 2024 primary calendar to begin with states that heavily favored him in the 2020 primaries. If you don’t remember, Biden got trounced in the historical “first state”, Iowa to the likes of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.
However, Biden’s rise to the top of the ticket began when he scored some key victories in South Carolina and other surrounding states. And ironically enough, that is exactly where the 2024 primaries will start for Biden.
President Biden had made it abundantly clear that he intends to run for reelection in 2024. Any doubt about that was removed when he surprised members of the Democratic National Committee with a proposal that dramatically reshapes the early primary season calendar and bends it in his favor. Absent a declaration of candidacy, it was the latest signal of a politically engaged president.
The DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee had been deliberating for many months about a new order for the early states, one that already was destined to eliminate Iowa from the list of early contests, but committee members were reluctant to move ahead without input from the leader of the party. When Biden weighed in, he did so with a proposal that calls for more change than anyone outside the White House had been considering.
When it comes to primaries, “momentum” is a powerful force. If a candidate begins picking up steam, it’s often hard to stop them. With this new calendar shakeup, this allows Biden to try to capture the momentum early.
The old order for the starting weeks of the nominating process went like this: Iowa’s caucuses, followed by New Hampshire’s primary, followed by Nevada’s caucuses, followed by South Carolina’s primary. The new order, adopted on Friday, calls for the first month of the nomination process to go like this: South Carolina, followed three days later by both New Hampshire and Nevada, which would share the second spot on the calendar, followed by Georgia, followed by Michigan. All five contests would be conducted as primaries, and the proposal is contingent on the states meeting the DNC’s requirements.
I guess the old adage of “If you can’t beat em, cheat!” never died for Democrats, even when it’s against their political allies.