The Endless Campaign

Well, he did it. Signed the bill that moves New York’s presidential primary back to February 5, 2008.

spitzersigns.gifGovernor Eliot Spitzer’s decision to have our state join more than a dozen others in the so-called “Powerball Primary” pretty well ensures that on February 6th, we’ll have a good idea who the two major parties will be running for the nation’s highest office.

This will render the party conventions even more meaningless, and subject the nation to a nine month campaign by those two people. As we wrote last month, if there are innovative ways to encourage interest and participation in our country’s political process, this is probably not one of them.


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