Dems' Florida Fight

Among recent political events, the one likely to have the most lasting impact on the American electorate has little to do with Fred Thompson or Larry Craig. It is the decision of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to strip all convention delegates from renegade states that schedule their presidential primaries before Feb. 5, 2008. The party's swift reaction has Democratic insiders predicting that, come 2012, the presidential-primary system that has been in place for the past four decades (since 1968 in current form) could be scrapped. What might replace it, no one can say for sure. DNC rules-committee member Donna Brazile doesn't...

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