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The Republicans' Primary Problem

charlesthehammer Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 4:52 AM
Along with nominating a candidate with a plan and a personality, another consideration should be voter fraud. No matter how great a conservative candidate is nominated if the system is rigged, as per the last election, he or she will not win. Voter ID and precinct procedures need to be straightened out prior to the next election.

Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything.

But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances.

In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce.

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