"Michigan could hold a statewide primary on Jan 15, if a deal reached this
morning by top Republicans and Democrats in the state passes muster with state
legislators. Michigan political sources say that Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sen.
Carl Levin are very close to a deal with House Speaker Andy Dillon (D) and
Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop (R). It's not clear whether the state parties
are on board, yet, but if the legislature decides to pass a bill changing the
primary date, and then Gov. Granholm signs it, there's not much dissidents can
This is a dead end road, every move by a state pre-empts moves made by other states to be first, which creates foundation for them to pre-empt the pre-empters. Primaries in December, between Christmas and New Years - want to guess what the turn out is going to be? There is no way to win this game.
Regional primaries, on a rotating basis. Scrap the whole system and start over.