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Friday, December 9, 2016

Could A Third Party Fracture The GOP In 2012?

Ron Klain writes that Republican discord may result in a strong third party candidate and a divided conservative electorate in his new column, “Republicans May Be Trampled By Bull Moose Revival:”

Last week, President Barack Obama gave a speech whose location, tone and language consciously evoked an address by Theodore Roosevelt at the outset of the 1912 presidential campaign. The deliberate historical echo, however, raised an intriguing question: Will Obama’s 2012 effort bear a closer resemblance to the one waged by Woodrow Wilson, Roosevelt’s opponent, than to the race run by TR himself?

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