PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro is calling for Iowa and New Hampshire to lose their coveted status leading off the presidential nominating calendar, pointing to a lack of diversity in both states.
While his comments risk angering officials — and voters — in both states, they come as he’s already pulled back from New Hampshire amid fundraising and other hurdles for his campaign. In pointed remarks Sunday evening, he said it’s time to “change the order of the states.”
He continued: “I don’t believe we’re the same country we were in 1972. That’s when Iowa first held its caucus first, and by the time we have the next presidential election in 2024, it’ll have been more than 50 years since 1972. Our country’s changed a lot in those 50 years.”
So, the order of state primaries should be determined on racial lines? States with not enough “diversity” or too many damned White folks, should be pushed to the back of the line? Shouldn’t using race at all in such decisions be out? Oh wait, I forgot, being color blind is now RAAAAACIST! Fact is that Castro is an especially pathetic candidate, and might not win if his name was the only one on the ballot.