Discouraging The Fringe?

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The Goldberg, Long, Podhoretz (GLoP) podcast’s own John Podhoretz was on Morning Joe earlier today to discuss how the GOP will regroup before the next elections. This includes Karl Rove’s and others efforts to “discourage” so-called fringe candidates from running. Discourage? That has a decidedly Soprano-esque ring to it (“Nice campaign you’ve got there…it’d be shame if any thing happened to it.).

We’ll be discussing this on this week’s GLoP Podcast on Friday, but what say you? Should the party elders be deciding what candidates are fit to run or should the Akins and the Murdocks of the world get their shot?