FHQ will let Damon's piece speak for itself, but I would like to add to it an observation and question about the Nevada caucuses in 2012 in general. Things have been awfully quiet from the Silver state as the other early states -- Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina -- have objected to threats to their positions from Florida and Arizona. This has given me pause. Is the Nevada Republican Party willing to follow the other three early states into early January or into 2011 if forced?
Damon doesn't necessarily paint a positive picture on that front:
Given even less time, it isn't clear that the Nevada GOP could get its act together in time for caucuses any earlier than February 18, much less if the state was forced to consider January or 2011. In fact, on its face, Nevada would potentially be forced to just stick with its February 18 date; potentially yielding its first-in-the-west position to Arizona.