Brian McFadden of the NYT has a fun view of 2015:
There are many broken things in the American election system, but the importance of these two states is among the most broken AND the most fixable. All it takes is gumption for either/both parties to revise their schedule so that these two marginal states go back to where they belong--on the margins. The role of money? The insistence by one party that mythical voter fraud should allow for disenfranchising the poor, the young and minorities (#voterfraudfraud)? The harshness of the process that may deter good candidates? These are all hard, but temporarily pissing off two entitled states? That is actually pretty easy. But politicians would need to cooperate and not be gutless. So, IA/NH will remain overly important. So messed up.