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How to Win the 2012 Presidential Election

Houster Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 2:04 AM
I'm more impressed with this analysis than that of Mr. Deace:

Last week we took a look at the historical template for the Republican Party nominee to win the presidency going all the way back to the 19th century. In case you missed it, here’s a brief refresher course:

1) Since 1892, only five incumbent presidents have lost re-election campaigns. The only one of those five that didn’t face a divided base was Herbert Hoover, who faced the Great Depression. In other words, minus extraordinary circumstances it is difficult to defeat an incumbent president unless he faces a primary.

2) Since 1976, only one Republican has won the presidency without...