No GOP dissenters need apply.
That seems to be the message of the Republican National Committee, which recent published its core ideological principles, from which no GOP candidate must not stray.
Okay, they can stray a bit—but just a little. As Talking Points Memo reports, Republican candidates must agree on eight of ten principles to pass muster.
Which begs the question: What if the candidate scores seven of ten? Is he or she drummed out of the party?
We'd hazard a guess that this is bad for political debate and discussion, but very, very good for party purity.
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