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Don't Blame Campaign Aides for GOP's Woes

Yep!!!! It started with George H.W. Bush in both 1988 and 1992 elections, Bob Dole in 1996, George W. Bush in both 2000 and 2004, John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney In 2012. That is five different Republican Party Presidential nominees of which two won (GWHB and GWB) and the other three lost in a total of seven different Presidential election cycles.

If there was any villain at the just-completed Conservative Political Action Conference, it was the generic figure of the Republican political consultant. Overpaid, unprincipled, always on the lookout for the next client -- or easy mark -- the consultants, to listen to a number of CPAC speakers, have helped bring the Republican Party to its current low state.

Democratic consultant Pat Caddell got the ball rolling with his remarks at a CPAC session titled “Should We Shoot All the Consultants Now?”

“The Republican Party,”Caddell said, “is in the grips of what I call the CLEC -- the consultant, lobbyist and establishment...