I can't say I blame them after the disaster that was the 2012 Republican nomination process and convention.
There is "almost unanimity'' among party officials to move the nominating convention to a date earlier in the summer, to shorten the primary period and to allow nominees earlier access to general election funds, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Thursday at a party meeting in Boston.
Last year's GOP convention began Aug. 27, and the Democratic convention began after Labor Day.
The date change will be confirmed "officially'' sometime in the next year, Priebus said, but "I don't get any resistance'' on moving the convention to June or July.
Neither Republicans nor Democrats have held a convention in June since the 1940s. Since the events are designed around television coverage, both parties avoid scheduling their conventions at the same time as the Olympics — in 2016, the Summer Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 5-21. - USA Today