Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Will "The Heart of Dixie" Matter in National Politics?

Although we are regrettably one of the reddest of the Red States, it might be that Alabama would have a vital role in selecting Presidential Nominees. David White of The B'ham News is reporting that the legislature has passed nearly identical bills that would set Alabama's Presidential Primary on the first Tuesday in February. Although I'm a touch concerned about the $3.5 million this will cost, it appears the Governor isn't. Alabama would be right there with South Carolina (if the current order holds!) making out state an early test for candidates in the South. This might help bring some Progressive and Populist ideas to our state! That is if the Democrats will start truly running on these ideas instead of trying to come off a Republican Lite. Peace ... or War!