GOP Primary Calendar Still in Disarray
How early will New Hampshire go?
- Duration 3:43
- Date Oct 18, 2011
How early will New Hampshire go?
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It is getting tied for this primary season -- Iowa now officially has said it's caucus.
For early in general which means for the second time in a row.
We're going to be bump -- up against the holidays here's what Iowa has done the caucuses will be January 3.
Now if your member of Florida has already gotten approval from the Republican Party to hold its primary on January 31.
And now you have three other states are trying to Sam -- their way into relevancy.
And they're pretty effective so far South Carolina will go on the 21 of January and now Nevada.
Has selected January 14 and you say oh what's the problem with that the problem is New Hampshire has a state law that says.
Must be held with -- -- seven day buffer zone before any other similar -- so perhaps New Hampshire -- go here on the tenth.
Perhaps here on eleventh.
But what the secretary of state in New Hampshire has He has sole authority to pick what ever date He wants and -- are talking about December now.
That's only a month and a half away -- New Hampshire could hold its primary.
On either December 6.
Or December 13 it has never been held that early before how that affects things -- bring in Charlie hurt right now with us from.
Washington columnist Washington times I do when Charlie good morning to you.
I'm more houses gonna work out.
Well it's going to be a it's going to be a -- a mess for the next couple months anyway.
Until we get is some indication from New Hampshire when they're gonna have their primary and I and I must say -- I think we're far from settled.
Because -- eat -- you know if they decide to do it in January that may be contingent upon Nevada or somebody else moving around.
But you know what's covered -- to me about all this is that you think well all this -- is gonna be over by February.
Not some hope as you remember for years ago purity when everybody moved up too early January.
We figured well it's all going to be over very quickly.
But something gotten away with of all that and as we all remember.
Hillary Clinton didn't walk away -- And we -- a story that went on for ten months -- listen yeah I just war.
Yeah Charlie I just want names.
If the calendar is -- the way I just laid it out here you know who does it help.
Well you know people in Washington loved to sit around and speculate on this -- could speculate on it for days but I think the bottom line -- you can make the argument that somebody like.
Herman Cain could be benefited.
If it -- -- you know if it were to happen now just because he's on the rise it's if there's somebody who's on sort of an ascendancy.
At that moment it's gonna help them but I honestly I think in the end.
Who it really -- -- Mitt Romney because -- Republican voters unlike democratic voters are pretty careful bunch.
I think that in the you know in in this sort of chaos like that.
Republican voters tend to sort of -- for for the -- port in the storm.
And that will wind up being Mitt Romney I just don't see how anybody else could be guaranteed.
At this that you're at this stage out addicted to benefit as much as he'd probably -- there -- -- Three in the -- and this Charlie will watch and see how it plays out thank you Charlie -- at a Washington good to see you.
-- -- are -- a bit of background right now the Iowa Caucuses are the first votes for presidential candidates that state has held that tradition since.
The caucuses in Iowa usually held in either January February followed by the New Hampshire primary votes so there's one and then two.
Primary season ends in August so perhaps.
Perhaps we aren't very -- All right so there.