Jake Tapper was surprised when a crucial Joe Biden delegate for the 2020 election stated that he would not support the president’s reelection if the Democratic Party replaced New Hampshire in the presidential primary process.
Tapper played a video of former New Hampshire House Speaker and DNC delegate Steve Shurtleff saying he won’t support Biden if the Dems make changes to the process. “If people think that it’s cold in New Hampshire right now, wait until Joe Biden goes there after he’s gotten rid of them as the first-in-the-nation primary,” Tapper said.
Shurtleff stated, “I’ll look for another candidate before I support Joe Biden if he should go so far as to take away the first-in-the-nation primary from the Granite State.”
“That’s a Biden delegate,” Tapper said.
CNN Analyst Leigh Ann Caldwell said:
“Two New Hampshire senators didn’t go to a party at the White House because they were so mad at President Biden about this.
“People in New Hampshire, politicos are saying it is going jeopardize him winning the general election in 2024 should he run again.
“New Hampshire’s taking this very, very personally.”
The Democratic Party on Saturday approved the reordering of its 2024 presidential primary, replacing Iowa with South Carolina in the leadoff spot as part of a major shake-up meant to empower Black and other minority voters critical to its base of support.
Although changes are still possible throughout the summer and beyond, the formal endorsement by the Democratic National Committee during its meeting in Philadelphia is an acknowledgement that the start of the 2024 primary will look very different from the one in 2020. CONTINUE READING…