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Why Mitt Lost and it Wasn’t Very Close

reader13 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 6:26 AM
We should change the way that we do primaries. Have the state that voted with the largest percentage of republican votes be the first state in the primaries - not Iowa and New Hampshire. Let the democrats have the same schedule. Instead of getting the conservative candidates picked through by Iowa and New Hampshire - and whoever else wants to rush to the head of the line, let the states earn their right to be first in the primaries by being the reddest or bluest states, respectively, for the republicans or democrats. Then let the "moderates" pick from the candidates that the strong republican or democrat states have left standing, not the wishy-washy moderates that "moderate" states think would be okay for the rest of the country.
yachtsman388 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 6:45 AM
If they were smart, they'd make them regional so candidate didn't need to waste all their resources on travel and advertising in different markets.

Memorandum to the GOP: When running an election campaign it is often valuable to select a nominee who represents the rank and file of the Party. This is how other Parties do it. Perhaps you might get on board.

Who?

Well let’s start with who not to select.

There was George H.W. Bush, who, while a nice, honorable public servant, won primarily because of the record Reagan established. He lost because the rest of us thought that when he mouthed the words “Read my lips, go to Texas,” he meant “Read my lips, no new taxes.”  

There was Bob Dole,...