Today is Tuesday, February 26, 2008 – the original early date of the New Jersey Presidential primary after the Legislature moved it up from June and before they moved it to the first Monday in February, Super Tuesday. At the time it seemed like the right call – the only opponents to the date change were a scattering of John McCain supporters who didn’t want to see Rudy Giuliani score an early victory. But imagine what today might have been like had the eyes of America been on New Jersey on a day when no other states have primaries scheduled.
Instead, today is budget day: Governor Jon Corzine will deliver his annual budget address to the Legislature. And Kate Whitman will formally announce her bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in the seventh district.