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California is the New New Hampshire

By The Granite Stater  

One final thought on yesterday. This year’s primary elections had what was known as a “compressed” timetable. The primaries all moved forward in the calendar, to create a bunch around February 5th. The day that in previous campaigns had been known as “Super Tuesday” is now “Super-duper Tuesday.” This was designed specifically to stop an insurgent candidate winning big, early, and then having time to build momentum.

750px-flag_of_california.jpgBut after this result, it means something different. The conventional wisdom was that, with this compressed timetable, the early states would choose the candidate. Many sages thought…

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