The Republicans’ Primary Problem

photo credit: gage skidmoreHaving just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we’re doing isn’t working, so we better change everything.

But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 — other than an overly long primary fight — worked amazingly well, given the circumstances.

In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce.

In my analysis of his analysis, the single most important factor in the election was simply that Obama was an incumbent. As Galston notes, beating an incumbent president is a feat that has happened only five times since the turn of the last century. Republicans have done it only once.

On closer examination, in all these cases the incumbent president faced a primary challenge. In three of the five, the incumbent also had a third-party challenger in the general election.

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  • Oliver

    The reason why the gop lost the 2012 elections was due to women coming out in force to vote for their rights as Obama ran tons of ads scaring women that Romney would nominate only anti choice justices. Abortion is a irrelevant issue and the gop should stop it’s selective big government stance on social issues. Just like Democrats, Republicans favor big government, just on different issues. If the gop would stay out of peoples bedroom, they would win back the presidency. Drop that idiotic litmus test on overturning Roe and a lot more women will vote Republican. Republicans should be the party of small government and not selective big government.

  • Sandra Lee Smith

    I think what Ms Coulter has missed is the fact that the CFR is deciding who gets onto our ballots in the first place, and they’re ALL CFR’s people, regardless of the letter behind the name, either member thereof or very strong supporters of their globalist agenda, and that their{CFR’s} boss’ agenda is paramount! Or perhaps she’s missed that they HAVE a boss who’s not in America, not an American, and not even human!

    • CSN

      You’re absolutely correct. I predict, right now, as I speak…next year they’ll punt out any Rand Paul’s or Tea Party types, and put either Chris Christie on the Ballot or Jeb Bush. MARK MY WORDS!

      • sandraleesmith46

        More than likely Bush, on account of they’re think he can haul in the Hispanic vote. Christie can’t and won’t draw a lot of conservatives either.

  • Capt.America

    The problem is we have a one party system.

  • gracentruth

    Ann C. endorsed Romney. she has no credibility with me. Enough said. Peace,