The news outlets are writing lots of material about Tuesday’s primary and how the various candidates are doing. It made me think about the calendar of primaries. I found it on NPR.
|South Carolina (Republican)|
|January 26||South Carolina (Democrat)|
|February 1||Maine (Republican)|
|New Mexico (Democratic)|
|February 9||Kansas (Republican)|
|February 10||Maine (Democratic)|
|February 12||Washington D.C.|
|March 8||Wyoming (Democrat)|
|May 13||Nebraska (Republican)|
|May 27||Idaho (Republican)|
|New Mexico (Republican)|
As you can see this is an exhaustive list. Unfortunately for most of the country the choice will be made before they get a chance to vote. I’m guessing that after all the primaries on February 5th (known as Super Tuesday) we’ll know who the nominees will be.
The winnowing has begun; today Bill Richardson withdrew from the race, though he didn’t endorse anyone. Look for more in the next few weeks.