The Nevada Republican Party Central Committee just voted to move the Nevada caucus date from January 14th, 2012, to February 4th, 2012. This is the second time that the Nevada GOP has moved the caucus date this month, the first change was on October 6th..
Under pressure from the New Hampshire republican party, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and republican leaders here in Nevada, who just last week supported the first move to January 14th, the Nevada republican party once again has shown how easily they can be manipulated by outside forces.
On October 6th after selecting the January 14th date, Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian said, “I’m extremely pleased to finally have a firm date for a caucus that will greatly improve Nevada’s standing and relevance in terms of national politics”.
Former Governor Bob List, whose now a GOP national committeeman, originally said that GOP leaders agreed that keeping Nevada's No. 3 spot in the early voting calendar was worth sacrificing delegates to the convention.
"We threw ourselves on our sword a little bit for the good of the voting order."
Today, that was all thrown out the door, before the vote was taken, List said, "Some suggest that by going 5th, we would perhaps even be the tipping point".
It looks like the Nevada Republican Party Central Committee has a date for the caucuses that they can re-etch in stone over the previous dates, and they don’t even mind the crow pie that they are eating, in fact they seem to enjoy eating a good crow pie when they embarrass themselves. Crows will soon be placed on Nevada's endangered species list.
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