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  • 2016: It’s About The Name On The Front Of The Jersey, Not The Name On The Back

    Now that the 2014 election is out of the way, it’s time for the main event we’ve all been waiting for–the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

    So often we hear status quo politicians sanctimoniously tell us “this is the most important election of my lifetime.” And it is, for the maintaining of their particular status quo gravy train. However, sadly for the rest of us who do most of the living, dying, and paying in this country not so much.

    But this time it counts.

    The names change, and infallible people disappoint you, but if you establish a template first that helps remove the divisive emotion surrounding names and lets the cream rise to the top.

    We are no longer debating shades of public policy, but considering public policy that could radically determine the shape of things to come. From a liberty perspective, ours is a culture in the midst of an existential crisis. Our very way of life is at stake in this next election. Because I live in the first in the nation caucus state of Iowa and that gives me intimate access to the process, I’m already getting plenty of questions about who to support in the 2016 GOP presidential primary.However, instead of giving you a name I want to give you a template.

    The names change, and infallible people disappoint you, but if you establish a template first that helps remove the divisive emotion surrounding names and lets the cream rise to the top. I want us to nominate our best candidate worthy of championing American Exceptionalism on a national stage in 2016, regardless of what name they were given at birth. That means it’s up to conservatives to establish a culture of meritocracy in this primary, so that the best man can eventually win.

    I think the best idea for a template I’ve heard came from a friend of mine who works with conservative candidates and causes around the country. He compares finding the right Republican candidate to winning the ultimate prize on Wheel of Fortune.

    If you get to the final round of Wheel of Fortune with a chance to solve the grand prize puzzle, certain letters are bestowed upon you as givens. These are automatics that are just assumed. Like every Republican claiming he’s a conservative, whether or not he actually is (and our Liberty Scorecard says otherwise).

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    Steve Deace

    Talkers Magazine Heavy 100 National Talk Show Host. Author of Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again. Washington Times contributor. Steve's new book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again is out now.

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