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The Republicans' Primary Problem

Derek85 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 10:52 PM
Romney never excited even the Republicans, he was just the last Republican standing. He never corrected Obama's many misleading statements and outright lies. He never articulated Obama's destruction of the economy in a way the common voter could understand. He was the prefect foil for Obama's attacks on the super wealthy and Obama's appeal to race and jealousy to bring out his supporters.

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.

In my...