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GOP Aims to Ease Bloodshed in 2016 Primary Debates

Conservative abroad Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:03 AM
Let's see. You've recommended (in order) a Bush surrogate, an actual Bush, an establishment Republican and a RINO. How would any connection with the Bush Presidency help when a lot of the country is stupid enough to still blame Bush for the economy? How would the other 2 Establishment / RINO Republicans be any different than what we got with Romney? We lost because there were 7 million fewer white voters than 2008. Whether its immigration or middle class economic issues, what has the Republican Party offered them?

"While we were playing footsie debating each other 22 times, they were spending $100 million on technology," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said last week, referring to his party's rigorous debate schedule in the 2012 GOP presidential primary season. The last campaign, many Republican insiders said during a recent RNC meeting, had too many debates, the result of which was a GOP arguing with itself while Democrats prepared the way for Barack Obama's victory.

There's no doubt the Republican debates produced many damaging moments for the party. There was Mitt Romney's $10,000 bet offer, which helped cement his image as...