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Lack of Republican
competition robs voters

USA Today, by Kellyanne Conway

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Posted By:Oblio, 2/8/2013 1:51:25 PM

When did the pro-competition, pro-free market Republican Party start squashing those principles in their own political primary system? "Clearing the field" for hand-picked candidates because a few consultants sitting in a circle say "he can win!" is both poor policy and poor politics. It also robs the voters of their right to choose. For outside groups such as American Crossroads´ reinvented "Conservative Victory Fund" to intervene in races is not new. It was attempted just last year, and with spectacular failure. Conservative senate candidate in Missouri Todd Akin and his Indiana counterpart Richard Mourdock

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 2/8/2013 2:00:35 PM     (No. 9165950)

Good analysis

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Reply 2 - Posted by: olcap, 2/8/2013 2:20:06 PM     (No. 9165993)

Yep, the goons like Rove, et al. are simply trying to decoy themselves and their plans as "winners", when they´ve aready proven they´re the biggest losers.

Turdblossom, take yourself, your ideas, and your followers, and go away.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Javelin, 2/8/2013 2:42:40 PM     (No. 9166033)

I don´t understand why it is acceptable for conservatives of long-standing (like me) and my Tea Party friends to support our choices in primaries, but we find it deplorable that others want to influence the GOP in other ways.
Let´s have the conversation. I have no fear of the so-called establishment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/8/2013 2:45:22 PM     (No. 9166037)

Well said, #3. I´m all for encouraging anyone who´s raising money for good GOP candidates. Karl Rove´s group won´t have the field to itself and that´s the way it should be.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Brittany, 2/8/2013 6:03:37 PM     (No. 9166337)

Watched this happen for control of my county committee. they insisted on hand-picking primary candidates to back with money and other ploys. They kept losing until they lost control of many offices including the county commissioners.

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