Letters to the Editor

Earlier primaries, more fund raising

The mad rush of state after state to move their presidential primaries forward has caused confusion among the candidates and their backers. The idea driving these moves is to give early states more political clout. With the numbers in question, this dilutes the political climate and puts unfair burdens on the candidates.

They have to raise huge amounts of money more quickly and largely forgo traditional retail politics of meeting voters face to face.

Let's go back to previous times, when Iowa and New Hampshire had a corner on early primaries.