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The Republicans' Primary Problem

Mary of MO Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 12:03 PM
America lost. Half of America knew it on Election night. It hasn't quite begun to dawn on the other half yet, but it will in time - probably by 2014.

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...