Are the Dems dumping Biden? Some of them may want to, but they just helped coronate him by giving him the primary schedule he requested.
President Joe Biden has proposed sweeping changes to the Democratic presidential nominating calendar, upending the current primary lineup to include several states that were key to his 2020 win — and breaking with a half-century of precedent that put Iowa at the front of the line.
The moves would dramatically change the path to the presidency for future Democratic candidates. The proposal would see South Carolina leading off the 2024 primaries on Feb. 6, followed by New Hampshire and Nevada jointly holding their contests the next week, on Feb. 13, followed by Georgia on Feb. 20 and then Michigan on Feb. 27, according to a person who attended the meeting.
South Carolina gave Biden his critical first primary win on his way to the Democratic nomination in 2020, and Georgia and Michigan gave him crucial general election victories as well, in addition to primary wins.
Here’s the official DNC primary schedule.
DNC committee members approved an early presidential primary schedule through a voice vote during the winter meeting in Philadelphia that begins with South Carolina, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on the same day, then Georgia, and Michigan fourth.
“The Democratic Party looks like America, and so does this proposal,” said DNC Chair Jamie Harrison, promoting the new changes ahead of a contested debate and vote over the adjusted primary states.
It looks like the Dems paving the way for a Biden nomination.
The implications here go beyond Biden. Booting Iowa sidelines lefty challengers. The new primary schedule weakens white lefties who generally did well in Iowa and New Hampshire and elevates black voters.
South Carolina means that the first Dem state primary winner will be the one who performs with black voters.
That is potentially a game changer.
Of the first 5 states, 2 will have their outcome determined by black voters and a third by Latinos.
Biden and his people are doing this to cripple the Bernie/Warren crowd, but it it’s going to have long-term consequences for the Democrats and what the post-Biden succession will look like.