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Stop Blaming the 2012 Republican Primaries

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I'll have more to say about Romney's choice not to run for president (and why it is a loss) later on, but right now, I would like to take on the idea that Romney's running would have resulted in either Romney getting the nomination as a weakened candidate, or a Romney candidacy weakening whoever else emerged as the Republican nominee.Implicit in that argument is the suggestion that Romney lost in 2012 partly as a result of the tough primary season. This is nonsense. Obama in 2008 faced a far more formidable primary opponent than anyone Romney faced in the 2012
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Postmodern Conservative