Dear Commons Community,
In George Will’s column in the Washington Post, New Jersey Governor. Chris Christie (R) ripped the Republican Party by calling the decision to lengthen the presidential nomination process in 2012 the “stupidest thing the Republican Party ever did”. Christie has made similar remarks before, including last February in an interview with Fox News, in which he called the Republican National Committee’s decision to award delegates in most states proportionally “the dumbest idea anybody ever had.”
Christie told Fox News that the Republican Party should be “focusing on getting a nominee and having that nominee begin to train his attention on the president of the United States.” Allocating delegates to candidates proportionally, as opposed to a winner-take-all system, prolonged the GOP primary race.