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The 2012 Nomination and the Future of the Republican Party: The Internal Battle

edited by William J. Miller
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2013]
9780739175927 (cloth), 0739175920 (cloth), 9780739175934 (electronic)
If the 2012 nomination process taught the Republican Party anything, it is that there are internal fractures within the GOP that need to be worked out prior to the 2016 presidential election. When coupled with changing national demographics that are less than favorable, Republican candidates must determine a way to bring together the pro-business, Tea Party, and evangelical wings of their party together if they hope for victory.
  • Preface
  • The 2012 Republican nomination season : a clown car or feuding conservatives? / William J. Miller
  • The impact of rules changes on the 2012 Republican presidential primary process / Joshua T. Putnam
  • White knights to the rescue! : the non-candidates of 2012 / William Cunion
  • The curious candidacy of Jon Huntsman / David F. Damore and Kenneth J. Retzl
  • Early to rise, early to fall : the short lived hope of Michele Bachmann / Jason Rich and Brandy A. Kennedy
  • The Hermanator : anti-elitism and teh rise of Herman Cain / Andrew L. Pieper
  • Rick Perry : the quickly fading star of Texas / Brian Arbour
  • Newt Gingrich : it takes more than ideas to win a nomination / Joshua P. Stockley
  • Ron Paul : establishment outsider or radical insider? / Jeremy D. Walling
  • Of sweater vests and broken dreams : Santorum's almost win / Daniel J. Coffey and Terrence M. O'Sullivan
  • Mitt Romney--the Republican of choice : inevitability, electability, and lack of enthusiasm / Sean D. Foreman
  • The victor's reward and the future of the GOP / William J. Miller
  • About the editor
  • About the contributors
  • Index.
x, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographic references and index.
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