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The Republicans' Primary Problem

Jim Oakland Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:53 PM
The more like democrats the Republican act, the less likely I am to vote. The last two elections, I mostly voted against Obama more than anything.
Summers Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:00 PM
I have voted against Obama twice now. Unless the GOP Elite Establishment and Good Ole Boys Club runs a conservative, I will not vote for its candidate again as I will be convinced that it is just a sect of the Democrat Party.
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:15 PM
Or just the dumbest people that have ever lived.

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...