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    The GOP's Primary Shakeup Plot

    Most significantly, the party is considering holding a “Midwestern primary” featuring Great Lakes states such as Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin that would come immediately after the votes in the traditional early primary states. Also being weighed and thought likely to be approved when the Republican National Committee meets in early 2014 is a plan to shorten the primary season considerably by holding the party’s convention in July, almost as soon as the last primary ballots are cast.
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    The move toward a “Midwestern Super Tuesday” after the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida appears aimed in part at wresting control of the nominating process from social conservatives in the South in an effort to produce a nominee more likely to carry the election in November. Nearly all the “Rust Belt” states have fallen into Democratic hands in recent elections, and GOP officials believe that showering them with more resources throughout the primary process—and ensuring that an eventual nominee is broadly popular there—could flip the Midwest into the Republican column in November.
    Yes, there is a full scale civil war going on inside the GOP, and a major offensive against the lunatics of the Tea Party has just begun. This is something that I have wanted to see for the longest time.....Sanity restored in the Republican Party. Now it could very well happen. This definitely has my vote.

    Article is here.
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    Re: The GOP's Primary Shakeup Plot

    While it looks good in theory, they still need to find a way to work with the demographics.
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    Re: The GOP's Primary Shakeup Plot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
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    Yes, there is a full scale civil war going on inside the GOP, and a major offensive against the lunatics of the Tea Party has just begun. This is something that I have wanted to see for the longest time.....Sanity restored in the Republican Party. Now it could very well happen. This definitely has my vote.

    Article is here.
    In other words they are clearing the way for Christie......they hope. That is not what I would call a "all out war". The GOP big wigs always get the candidate they pick nominated. It doesn't help when they are all losers though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    In other words they are clearing the way for Christie......they hope. That is not what I would call a "all out war". The GOP big wigs always get the candidate they pick nominated. It doesn't help when they are all losers though.
    I'm not so sure anymore that Christie could get through a Republican primary. Despite his pretty conservative record and rhetoric as governor of New Jersey, he is perceived by many in the Republican Party and the conservative movement as a "RINO". Not only that, his attitude and person doesn't play well in some parts of the country, particularly the Midwest. He has a track record that candidates backed by the conservatives can use against him, especially this one.

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    Expect to see this image in ads during the primaries.

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    Manipulation of primary dates to favor one person or the other three years out is a relatively futile task. The non tea party Republicans will battle the Republican far right and very little can be done to avoid the bloodletting.
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    Re: The GOP's Primary Shakeup Plot

    At least from my viewpoint this is a good way to encourage geographic diversity within the party. Good news.
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    Re: The GOP's Primary Shakeup Plot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And......



    Yes, there is a full scale civil war going on inside the GOP, and a major offensive against the lunatics of the Tea Party has just begun. This is something that I have wanted to see for the longest time.....Sanity restored in the Republican Party. Now it could very well happen. This definitely has my vote.

    Article is here.
    Oh look, Tea Party not mentioned in article.

    Sanity=moderate GOP (in your world)

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    Re: The GOP's Primary Shakeup Plot

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    In other words they are clearing the way for Christie......they hope. That is not what I would call a "all out war". The GOP big wigs always get the candidate they pick nominated. It doesn't help when they are all losers though.
    That is assuming this is a change for the short term, which I do not believe is the case. It is probably a somewhat futile change(except moving up the convention, that is smart) that looks at curing symptoms and not the cause.
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