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Lessons for the future

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Aug 20, 2016 at 15:34

1. One huge GOP mistake was allowing so many open primaries which allowed non-conservatives to "invade" the party. Maybe there should be a waiting period between registering for a party and voting in its primaries to avoid this from happening again.

2. Maybe it is time to take a page out of parliamentary politics and nominate an opposition leader right after the presidential elections rather than starting the process one year before the elections. It seems to me that tempers would be cool, only devoted conservatives would bother to vote, and there would be plenty of time to replace the leader in time for the next election if necessary.

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