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RNC ´primary reform´ aimed
at the base

American Thinker, by Rick Moran

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/25/2014 11:13:09 AM

The Republican National Committee is looking to reform the presidential primary process, and in so doing, weaken the influence of the party´s conservative base. Is this a feature? Or a bug? More like a marriage of convenience. The length and bitterness of the 2012 primary season weakened Mit Romney going into the general election. All those silly debates did nothing to enlighten the American people and only served as a point of contention between candidates. So while compressing the primary season may be a sound political strategy, it has the side effect of diluting the conservative vote.

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The Republican Establishment trying to help its corporate and lobbyist backed candidates by allowing less time for challengers to gain money and momentum.

And your still a Republican because....?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/25/2014 11:33:29 AM     (No. 9705299)

During the 2012 primaries, the candidates led the polls in the following order:
Rick Perry, a month later Herman Cain, a month later Newt. I don´t think that Santorum ever lead in the polls. Finally Mitt was the last man standing.

One potential outcome if the 2012 primaries had been shorter is that time would have run out with Newt in the lead. Or if even shorter, with Cain or Perry taking home the nomination. A longer season gives the iffy fringe candidates more time to self-destruct. The survivor would tend to be the ´safest´. best financed contender (Mitt redux).

As the saying goes, careful what you wish for.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 1/25/2014 11:52:51 AM     (No. 9705331)

If I´m considered the base, they have truly lost me. Years ago I considered changing my designation but realized I would never vote for a democrat, so what difference did it make. After the last potus election, listening to the pseudo-republican officials, I realized they were NO different than the lefty loons in the dem party and promptly changed my affiliation. As of this date, there is no political party that represents my views and the Tea Party is helpless against the corruption in this country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/25/2014 12:00:37 PM     (No. 9705344)

The problem with changing you party status is that you can´t vote in the primary, and therefore have no influence on the Republican candidate.

I have said for awhile, the conservatives need to pick one candidate to run against the Establishment candidate. If we don´t, we will lose, again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nevernaught, 1/25/2014 12:12:18 PM     (No. 9705361)

I´ve never seen a political party like the current Republican elites go to war with one of its strongest base attractions. If they think winning elections is infighting then it will be a disastrous election in 2014 and 2016.

Perhaps John Boehner thinks that calling them names and then expecting them to vote along with him with his failing policies, then he should shift his registration over to Democrat to match his thinking.

This is America we want to save from the Socialists, not the Republican Surrender Monkeys. Those who want to selectively win cinch races so they can lord it over a Tea Party that wants to protect the constitution.

I´m sure that base they like to fondly talk about isn´t about to be fooled again by a party run by know nothings who only prefer to pretend instead of doing something constructive.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 1/25/2014 12:20:42 PM     (No. 9705380)

We kept being told to change the party from within; dont abandon it. Looks like a few insiders WERE trying to change it from within and got shot down in flames by the entrenched establishment. What chance do common nobodies like me have?
They don´t represent my beliefs or values. They dont even pay them lip service and actively try to silence them.
I ask again...Whats the difference between them and the communists in power now?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/25/2014 12:32:50 PM     (No. 9705394)

Romney hurt Romney´s chances because he is Romney. Here is the real reason it is changing: "Their fear is that a shorter primary season stymies the possibility a lightly funded movement conservative could win the nomination and unfairly benefits cash-flush, establishment candidates.". So now we get it. The Big GOP Repstablishment is stacking the deck against party conservatives. Talk about obsession and control. This is Karl Rove at work. Newt seems to have his finger prints at the crime scene as well. So once again the Big Insiders in the GOP are forming another perfect circular firing squad and handing out extra ammo to the shooters. This is going to be another train wreck in slow motion. I am stocking up on popcorn and getting a new recliner, maybe even a new 60" tv to watch it all on.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/25/2014 12:51:19 PM     (No. 9705415)

The length of the primary season isn´t the problem. The amount of debates in 2012 was absurd along with the choices of moderators. Not a single one was anything but a hardcore leftist.

The RNC needs to take the candidates´ backs if they´re planning to win anytime soon. The Candy Crowley fiasco screams loudly and clearly that the fix is in and the RNC sits back and lets it happen.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/25/2014 1:23:13 PM     (No. 9705468)

The bitterness over the 2012 fiasco was the establishment´s irritation over taking so long to muscle in their putrid candidate. I think it´s good that the establishment stops pretending that it represents anything other than the ruling class elites. Back to the smoke filled rooms, I say, spare us all the tedious fake debating.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/25/2014 1:24:50 PM     (No. 9705471)

Obama won in 2012 because the GOP crapped on the conservative base. Now they are doubling down but somehow expect different results. What a bunch of morons.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/25/2014 1:25:39 PM     (No. 9705474)

The GOP is making a big mistake if they think that there are more squishy moderates than Tea Party patriots. It´s probably more like this salon . I don´t know how many posters come and go daily but I can count the condescending ´independents´ on less than one hand. Yeah , yeah - I know , it´s anecdotal....

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