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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Slow Start to 2012

The race for the 2012 GOP nomination is off to a slow start. Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith tell why:

There are three main reasons for the delay: The intense focus on the 2010 midterms; the risks of starting too early; and, especially for the best-prepared candidate, Romney, a paralyzing fear of failure in Iowa.


“Given the opportunity for midterm gains, it would be unseemly to be out there ignoring this election and working on your own presidential aspirations,” said former New Hampshire GOP Chairman Steve Duprey, a top McCain supporter and donor.