RNC Chair Priebus plans changes to presidential nomination process

Thomas Lifson
Calling the current primary process "a complete disaster," Reince Priebus outlined changes intended to make the run to the nomination shorter and less cringe-worthy. CNS News reports:

Priebus said shortening the primary process by moving up the national convention at which the nominee is typically selected to June and cutting the number of debates are "not an establishment takeover. This is using your brain. Everything's not a conspiracy."

"I think a traveling circus of debates is insanity in this party," Priebus told about 200 delegates. "We're proposing to have fewer than 10, and this time around, we're going to pick the moderators."

Candy Crowley need not apply.

Priebus is proposing to hold just 10 debates for the would-be GOP nominees in 2016, compared with the 27 held ahead of the 2012 race in which former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was eventually selected as the party's nominee.

Sounds good as far as I can see. However, there undoubtedly are possibilities for screwing this up. Murphy's Law ("Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong") always applies to the GOP

Calling the current primary process "a complete disaster," Reince Priebus outlined changes intended to make the run to the nomination shorter and less cringe-worthy. CNS News reports:

Priebus said shortening the primary process by moving up the national convention at which the nominee is typically selected to June and cutting the number of debates are "not an establishment takeover. This is using your brain. Everything's not a conspiracy."

"I think a traveling circus of debates is insanity in this party," Priebus told about 200 delegates. "We're proposing to have fewer than 10, and this time around, we're going to pick the moderators."

Candy Crowley need not apply.

Priebus is proposing to hold just 10 debates for the would-be GOP nominees in 2016, compared with the 27 held ahead of the 2012 race in which former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was eventually selected as the party's nominee.

Sounds good as far as I can see. However, there undoubtedly are possibilities for screwing this up. Murphy's Law ("Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong") always applies to the GOP