Democrats, looking to reverse their fortunes after two straight White
House defeats, met Saturday to hear competing proposals to revamp the
election calendar used to choose a presidential nominee every four years - AP
This is seriously big. The shift in how the primary process works could drastically change the candidates and perhaps invigorate the primary process. Many people outside the first few states barely pay attention to the primary process. What's the point? If you're in Alabama or Texas, you don't stand a chance to impact the primary election. Distributing the influence can greatly impact perception of the system, creating a grassroots feeling about the whole selection process. It could even help the Democrats look like a people's party.