According to Andre over at Georgia Politics Unfiltered the national Democratic Party may be changing the rules so that the first Democratic Presidential primaries are not held in Iowa and New Hampshire. I tend to agree with Andre that this is a good idea, for many of the reasons that he outlined specifically.
I can tell you that if you had two Southern states run their primaries first, the candidates and the issues of the last several elections would have been very different. Also, that would have really energized the Southern Liberal wings of the Party, who are at present quite underrepresented. Personally, I hope the Democrats move the format to a more "Super Tuesday" like format, with several states from several regions voting on the same day.