Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Schwarzenegger To Propose Moving Presidential Primary to February, 2008

According to NEWSWEEK, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger plans on influencing the 2008 election. Schwarzenegger says he'd like to move the California primary from June to February. "We shouldn't be treated as a leftover," Schwarzenegger told NEWSWEEK while at home in Los Angeles, where he was recovering from a broken leg after a skiing accident. "We will go and make a lot of noise about the issues." Schwarzenegger wishes change will encourage candidates to spend more time talking to voters in the nation's most populous state, instead of "sucking us dry for money" at fund-raisers. "We don't want to sit back and let this whole thing go by and have California not be a player," he said to Newsweek.
Of course he cannot do it alone. The proposal would need to be brought to the state legislature and approved by a two-thirds vote. Newsweek says he's meeting with leaders from both parties this week to discuss the plan. Moving up the primary certainly increases California's visibility among candidates—and puts the Golden State's environmental concerns on the agenda.
What is interesting is that it is rumored that there will be 2 propositions on the Presidential Primary Ballot. The first is the much needed redistricting plan to end gerry-mandered districts. Tied to that (meaning both would have to pass), would be an extension of term limits so that the legislature can hold for office for a total of 12 years whether in the state senate or assembly. Currently, the legislature can sit for 6 years in the assembly and 8 years in the senate. If passed, it would be effective for the June 2008 State Primary. All those term limited out legislature who are currently termed out and cannot run in the June 2008 primary will be able to run in the primary if the initiatives pass. I personally do not think the term limited out legislatures will not oppose moving the California Presidential Primary to February, 2008. Do you?