Here’s another Democratic State Convention failure.
We schedule a state convention in Springfield on Saturday, September 19.
New Hampshire Democrats schedule their state convention for Manchester on Saturday, September 19.
New Hampshire gets Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee, and Lawrence Lessig.
Massachusetts gets Howard Dean, Matt O’Malley, and Karen Higgins.
Yes, I know I am being evil and Boston-centric here, and I really do love my friends from Western Massachusetts, but what could be worse than holding our convention in Springfield (as far from Manchester as possible) on the same date as the New Hampshire convention?
If we were having conventions on the same day, and we were in Lowell instead of Springfield, could the candidates have done a two-for and make the half hour trip between the two venues?
If we were on a different date, could we have gotten the candidates to wander down from New Hampshire to meet with a bunch of hard-core Democratic activists?
$75 for surrogates? Bleh.