Leading blog MyDD says major nomination schedule reform is dead. New Hampshire is threatening to scuttle the DNC proposal (two caucuses after Iowa but before New Hampshire) by leapfrogging, perhaps into 2007. The New Hampshire proposal: "two racially diverse states hold contests in January 2008, a week after the Granite State."
Chris Bowers at MyDD:
I think this is the way to go. It is hard to imagine that the DNC has enough support behind their reform plan that would allow them to actually stand up to New Hampshire and refuse to seat their delegates. Further, the importance of New Hampshire is not determine by the delegates won there anyway, so refusing to seat delegates wouldn't really be that much of a threat. Yet further, since the RNC isn't going along with the Democratic reform plan, Republicans stand poised to benefit greatly in this important swing state from any conflict between the national Democratic Party and state officials. Thus, the DNC may simply have to cave.
New Hampshire wins. And Iowa wins.