Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd, a former chair of the Democratic National Committee, said that if New Hampshire decides to hold its presidential primary in December it could hurt the state's chances to be in such a prominent position in 2012.
"Breaking the coalition of Iowa and New Hampshire would give those in the nation who oppose Iowa and New Hampshire a strong argument to get rid of it," said Dodd in an interview.
As for his presidential campaign, Dodd said he does a chance to be the nominee. Under his calculation the three top-tier candidates have to win Iowa, but only one can. So besides the winner the second big story of the night is the candidate who comes in fourth, something he is vying to be.
Dodd says that without doing well in Iowa he can't be a player in New Hampshire and beyond.
In polls throughout the year Dodd has yet to register above five percentage points. He did get some news today with the endorsement of former New Hampshire House Minority Leader Jim Craig.