A REPUBLICAN WET DREAM: ABOUT TO COME TRUE?

Could this news be better for Republicans?

Here it is, via excerpts from David Siders and Gabriel Debenedetti’s article for politico.com:

 California is pushing forward with a plan to change the state’s primary date from June to March, a move that could scramble the 2020 presidential nominating contest and swing the early weight of the campaign to the west.

If adopted by the legislature this week — as is widely expected — and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, the early primary would allocate California’s massive haul of delegates just after the nation’s first contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

The earlier primary could benefit at least two potential presidential contenders from California — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti — while jeopardizing the prospects of other candidates who will struggle to raise enough early money to compete in expensive media markets in the nation’s most populous state.

“In all probability, the winner of the California primary would be the nominee,” said Don Fowler, a former Democratic National Committee chairman from South Carolina.

California.  Bluest-of-blue California.  Remove California from last year’s presidential election and Donald Trump not only wins by a significantly greater electoral landslide, but, since he lost the state by something like 4 million votes, it causes him to win the popular vote as well.

Do you need me to tell you that California is a tad atypical of how the rest of the country votes?  I would hope not.

Now let’s say you are a Republican.  You want Democrats to field the weakest candidate possible – i.e. a candidate whose views are not in concert with those of the country.  Which state would you like – make that love – to be dictating the candidate?

If that isn’t wet dream material, I’d like to know what is.

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