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Primary Move-Up Considered by Indiana

04/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Will Bower Elections, Monarchy, and the Superhero

The Indiana Assembly is starting to get the right idea:

Not only should Indiana consider moving up its place in the primary calendar, but they should consider challenging Iowa's primacy by going *before* Iowa. If enough states join them (namely states such as Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, and Florida), then the RNC and DNC will have little choice but to deny Iowa its status as kingmaker.

And it will indeed take many states to challenge the current party system. As we saw in 2008, two states weren't enough to take on such entrenched interests. If Indiana makes the right decision -- and enough states follow suit -- we'll be better on our way to perfecting a system which now tells the majority of us that we are 2nd-class to the citizens of Iowa.