GOP good at split­ting own vote

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

The crowded field in Ge­or­gia’s 6th Con­gres­sional District elec­tion (11 Repub­li­cans vs. one Demo­crat) poses the ques­tion of whether Ge­or­gians are aware of the per­ils of split­ting the vote within their own party. They came very close to snatch­ing de­feat out of the jaws of vic­tory. Ei­ther they are very young vot­ers or they have for­got­ten his­tory.

Ross Perot’s an­i­mus to­ward Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H. W. Bush and his re­sult­ing third party pulled enough votes from Bush to give Bill Clin­ton the pres­i­dency.

Democrats un­der­stand the logic of get­ting be­hind one electable can­di­date, even though he/she may not be their fa­vorite. Repub­li­cans, on the other hand, em­brace kamikaze pol­i­tics.


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