The New Rules of Campaigning

We are in the midst of the eleventh presidential-nominating cycle since party commissions and state laws made primaries the predominant method of choosing national-convention delegates in 1972.

Over the years, politicians and journalists develop rules of thumb to describe how these things work. In this cycle, some of those rules seem to be changing.

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Author Bio:

Michael Barone, senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner (www.washingtonexaminer.com), is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and a co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.
Author website: http://www.bernardgoldberg.com