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  1. Seattle Sam

    Presidential elections are not generally decided on issues; they are decided by personalities. Otherwise President Obama and President Bush would not have been reelected. If Chris Christie is elected, it will not be because he is a “moderate”. It will be because the voters like his attitude. We already know New Jersey voters do.

    The problem with the primary system is that THERE issues ARE often more important than personalities. So what we have is a nomination process based on one set of criteria and a general election based on another. Not a recipe for victory.

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