Brief Update On the NH and SC Primaries
Matt | On 10, Jan 2012
So, today is the big day in New Hampshire for their primary to decide who will be chosen in the race for GOP presidential candidate.
If you have noticed, there isn’t as much hype around the New Hampshire contest as there was last Tuesday around the Iowa results.
Thought I’d give you a few reasons why this is happening:
- New Hampshire isn’t the first contest like Iowa was. Who really pays attention to second place?
- Iowa got more coverage because the rest of America couldn’t believe how behind the times they were. They are still using caucuses — the old-school and tedious way of voting as a group. Voters in New Hampshire are participating in an actual primary like most other states in the 21st century.
- Mitt Romney is almost on lock as the projected winner in New Hampshire. He used to be governor of neighboring Massachusetts, so the name recognition is there. Plus, he has that whole New England going for him.
- South Carolina is the REAL contest this month. New Hampshire isn’t. It’s a free-for-all in SC because nobody has really locked that state down in terms of votes. None of the candidates are from there. It’s the first contest where candidates are going to have to roll up their sleeves and really EARN every vote. Plus, things have already gotten ugly and heated in the campaigning in SC.
Of course, we will be covering what happens in New Hampshire tonight. I’m really interested to see how this South Carolina thing plays out on January 21. And let’s not forget about Florida’s primary on January 31.
This is one of the busiest months for politics in quite a while for me….