Let elections be elections again

posted by
December 5, 2011
The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Presidential primary campaigns used to have a predictable script, one that went as follows. Before anyone started campaigning, journalists declared one candidate to be the early front-runner, based on his standing within 'the establishment,' that shadowy group of party insiders whose string-pulling power, attenuated though it might be, still exists. This candidate was often a sitting or former vice president ... or had run before and fallen short ... But the 2012 Republican primaries have made that script seem outdated." (12/05/11)


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