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RNC Changes Primary Rules to
Empower Voters, Strengthen Nominee

Breitbart Big Government, by Reince Priebus

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/25/2014 1:16:58 PM

After the 2012 president election, it was clear that the Republican Party needed to take steps to give our presidential nominees a better chance at winning the White House. One of those steps is a shorter primary process. It’s my goal to have a convention in late June or early July. That way the nominee has access to general election resources earlier, allowing him or her to be more competitive against the Democrats’ nominee. It also means the media can’t over-hype a drawn-out fight among our candidates. But we did have to make sure that our primary voters would have

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/25/2014 1:47:46 PM     (No. 9705508)

Wonder what the Establishment put in the rules to keep down the Tea Party?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: absalom, 1/25/2014 1:51:11 PM     (No. 9705511)

Er.... does anyone know just what this Priebus character does???

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 1/25/2014 1:51:26 PM     (No. 9705512)

more ´front-loading´, that´s what

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Reply 4 - Posted by: steph_gray, 1/25/2014 2:02:43 PM     (No. 9705527)

What about closed versus open primaries? Who decides that and can the RNC do anything to fix it or at least mention it as a problem?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/25/2014 2:07:18 PM     (No. 9705534)

States decide it. Texas has open primaries. I´m fine with it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: judy, 1/25/2014 2:12:19 PM     (No. 9705545)

It´s to keep Cruz & Paul out. They didn´t learn a thing from Romney, McCain & Dole. Bush & 2010 elections were the last times the republican party won because they included the base. By By republican party run by Rove , Boehner, Cantor Ryan, & McConnell.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JimS, 1/25/2014 2:14:38 PM     (No. 9705551)

Open primaries allow Dems to select the weakest Republican candidate who they most want their guy to run against.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/25/2014 2:28:04 PM     (No. 9705570)

New Hampshire is probably the worst offender of abusing an open primary and Fl. allowing "independents" to vote is problematic also.

I guess people like Pribus thinks there´s only going to be a couple candidates when the field could be one of the largest ever.

They also have to face liberal debate moderators who´s main job is to ambush the candidates.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/25/2014 2:28:17 PM     (No. 9705571)

As my Texas continues to fill with illegals and minorities who have helped turn us from once solid red to pink, the open primaries won´t seem such a great idea anymore.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 1/25/2014 2:28:29 PM     (No. 9705572)

What about holding primaries in Conservative states before the Northeast and the Left Coast?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/25/2014 2:30:44 PM     (No. 9705574)

A warning to the RNC: Unless you support a kick arse candidate approved by conservatives, we don´t give a darn what Princess Preibus does.
Time to give it back to democrats, in spades. Roll over them and their parasite voters. We need a fighter who isn´t afraid.
Ted Cruz, Mike Lee or Rand Paul come to mind. Take America BACK.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 1/25/2014 2:41:27 PM     (No. 9705585)

I didn´t realize it was the RNC´s job to support a particular candidate. I guess I´m behind the curve.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/25/2014 3:10:27 PM     (No. 9705607)

Until conservatives unite early behind one candidate (as they did behind RR), the elites´ "moderate" candidate is going to win. McCain and Romney won because the conservative vote was fractured over half a dozen candidates.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/25/2014 3:30:47 PM     (No. 9705621)

My money´s going to local candidates of my choosing. Sending money to RNC is a waste.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 4justice, 1/25/2014 4:18:59 PM     (No. 9705648)

The only right thing to do in order to reform primaries is to have them ALL on the same day and to make them all closed. I know ya´ll don´t like California, but it isn´t right that the East Coast always gets to decide who we can vote for. Nearly all the choices are gone by the time Californians get to vote. And, by the way, not all of California is lefty. There are still some of us natives left. and the inland areas are quite conservative still.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/25/2014 4:40:08 PM     (No. 9705670)

I´m not convinced there is a need for primaries at all. People can declare their candidacy, do whatever campaigning their funds will allow. Let anyone who qualifies by the party rules join in the debates. Have four or five debates over a three month period and then let´s just go to the conventions and fight it out.

That´s probably unworkable for a host of reasons, but it´s a thought.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: john56, 1/25/2014 4:41:58 PM     (No. 9705673)

Having a June or early July convention probably is fairly smart. Nominee is decided by then and once nominated, can use other funds than primary campaign funds.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 1/25/2014 4:57:32 PM     (No. 9705687)

The so-called "open" primary is the equivalent of inviting Adolf Hitler to participate in planning for the Normandy invasion.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/25/2014 5:08:25 PM     (No. 9705693)

Since the GOP can´t win a general election without Independent conservatives votes locking them out of the primaries results in anger and loss of their support in the generals.
When the gaff is made worse because the dems play the -- Not wanted? Come on over and vote in our primary where independents are always welcome.
Ask Idaho republicans how that helped them in the last election.
Also so many party members are currently disgusted with the party right now how can they condemn those voters who want no part of forced membership merely to vote.
Also since too many unsavory candidates now abuse the Tea Party after their nominations the loss of independents also is a loss of Tea credibility.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 1/25/2014 5:22:56 PM     (No. 9705701)

I would like to see the fact that the T.E.A. "party" is made up of all sorts of people who have common values and political ideas. It represents Americans of all flavors.
That is what Priebus must acknowledge if he wants to get a Republican in the White House.
We the people must make that choice, or all is lost.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: judy, 1/25/2014 5:29:18 PM     (No. 9705705)

They just want to go back to their smoked filled rooms and make their own choice & heck with the people. When was the last time the republican party listened to the people? McCain, Romney & Dole were not choices of the people, they were pushed by the high $$$$ donors & Rove.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/25/2014 5:48:34 PM     (No. 9705718)

Maybe the RNC should just change their initials to RINOC. A worthless waste of money. And our time. Got TEA?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/25/2014 7:32:24 PM     (No. 9705801)

The Republicans called again. Both for me and wife. I told them no new membership. I was a confirmed member of the Tea Party and would not be returning to the Republicans. When wife got her call, she gave an ear ful and slammed down the phone on the guy.

Yes! We are that mad at the cowardly Republicans!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/25/2014 11:23:36 PM     (No. 9705889)

Just as the sun rises in the east, the usual establishment shills tell us that the process is fine, that fundraising is the ultimate measure of a candidate.

Anybody but Bush.

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