The Linear Canvas
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The Linear Canvas

Canceling 2004 Primaries Hurt Republicans Badly

March 13th, 2007 . by Alexander Fisher

Back in 2003, I wrote in my blog Republican Primaries, or the lack thereof that Republicans not having a primary was a very foolish thing to do. Judging by the candidates running for presidential nomination so far from the Republican Party in 2007, the inability to run as a presidential candidate in 2004, even in the primary, hurt the Republicans more than they could have imagined at the time. I think the whole Republican Party leadership was so drunk on power, that they placed their trust in just a few people. Those people were very charismatic, talked really loud, and convinced the majority of the party that there was no need to hold a primary because everyone loved the president so much. Several other reasons were given for the need to support George Bush and George Bush only. Most concerned party loyalty and the possibility of fracturing the support for the president. The last thing Bush’s supporters needed were any pre-election discussions of the administration’s actual performance.

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