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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 8:52 AM
We do need to revamp the system and we should have primaries limited to the party you declare as your party. There are too many liberal voting in our primaries swaying who is nominated.

With Mitt Romney's defeat and the loss of Republican seats in both House and Senate, the balance of power in the GOP has shifted. Republican governors -- the one group that actually increased its numbers on Nov. 6 -- believe they should take a bigger and more influential role in establishing the party's direction.

At their annual meeting in Las Vegas last week, Republican governors were quick to point out that they now preside in 30 states, with a population of about 180 million people. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sat down to make a little chart and quickly discovered that if...