With less than 10 days to the Massachusetts primary, let’s track how much love we get from the candidates and the media as the big day approaches.
Or just how blatantly we are ignored.
It is probably more obvious because we had a seat on the sidelines as the candidates and the media fawned over every voter and event in New Hampshire. The party has moved out of town, literally, and it will be interesting to see just how much anyone is going to value Massachusetts voters.
Much of this is our own doing, as we schedule our primary on the day of the “SEC” Super Tuesday primary. The attention has gone south, and we are hiding in a dark, gold corner in the opposite end of the country.
Bernie will be in Amherst on Monday, I expect we will have a few visits from Kasich (where our state will probably be his best chance for a win on March 1), but we seem to have been rendered into political insignificance.
Whe do we do this to ourselves? New Hampshire voters won’t vote for a candidate who they haven’t met and questinned on several occasions, but we settle for media coverage from New Hampshire and the TV ads directed at the Granite State.
Is there any hope for some attention between now and March 1?
Is there something we can do, between now and 2020, to put us in a better position to have a meaningful voice in the presidential primaries?