Republicans Recommend Ending Caucuses After Romney Defeat
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A presidential candidate can't become his or her party's nominee without first battling through the brutal Iowa caucuses.
Yet, a report by the Republican National Committee on Monday recommended the party broaden its base by discouraging caucuses for the allocation of delegates.
The final page of the 97-page "Growth and Opportunity Project" suggests changes to shore up the lengthy nomination process, which proved a pricy hurdle for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.
"The current system is a long, winding, often random road that makes little sense," the report said. "Our party needs to grow its membership, and primaries seem to be a more effective way to do so."Interviews with many current and former Iowa Republican Party officials suggested that a switch to a primary from the caucuses isn't a welcome idea, but few appeared worried that the party would implement the change. "The notion here, I don't think, was as much the process as it was the length of the
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