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Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Yes, it is very, very confusing — but it looks like it might finally be settled for this cycle. The season will kick-off with Iowa’s caucuses on Thursday, January 3rd. New Hampshire will follow on the 8th.

We posted the full schedule here.

If the Florida and Michigan primaries confuse you, you’re not alone. Check out this FAQ explaining the situation. In short, by violating party rules, the RNC is stripping half of the Florida delegates; the DNC is stripping all delegates. Is this how “the greatest democracy in the world” should function?

I have yet to meet a defender of the current primary process. Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and even supporters of the IA-NH kick-off agree that reform is needed. And it is something we’ll keep talking about.

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