Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who won the last New Hampshire presidential primary, opposes Democratic party plans to dilute the primary's impact.
Kerry told the New Hampshire Union Leader the early nomination calendar does not need to be fixed because it isn't broken.
"If they start cramming (caucuses and primaries) in there, it's harder for people to get places, see people and be seen by people, and it's harder for a candidate to break out, in my judgment," he said.
According to the Union Leader, the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee is pushing a plan to place one or two caucuses from more ethnically, racially and economically diverse states between Iowa's caucus and New Hampshire's primary:
Its plan would also put one or two primaries from more diverse states immediately after the New Hampshire primary.
The plan was designed by a DNC advisory commission, which found last year that Iowa and New Hampshire "are not fully reflective of the Democratic electorate or the national electorate generally," and, specifically, "do not represent the racial and ethnic diversity of the party or the nation."
The commission recommended that the additional early states be chosen by the rules committee based on "racial and ethnic diversity; regional diversity; and economic diversity including union density."
The commission said the changes were necessary to produce "the best and strongest Democratic Presidential nominee."
Is Kerry's opposition to the DNC advisory commission's plan another indication that the senator will campaign for the presidency? I think so. The only thing that will prevent another Kerry run is a lack of support.