The airwaves are currently buzzing with campaign advertisements for Republican presidential primary candidates. At the time of this writing, the candidate has not yet been determined and the vitriol—both in attack ads and on the campaign trail—is ramping up. In an example of everything old is new again, political pundits on the 24-hour news channels are evaluating whether this year’s campaign is more negative than previous years’ and the party faithful are loudly worrying whether a bruising primary fight will divide the party and weaken the candidate in the general election against President Obama
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