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  •  most of the problems the GOP has with (0+ / 0-)

    their alleged "knights in shining armor" (more like shiny objects, temporarily bewitching them, in most cases) is that...when you start relying on people who have never run for public office before...the chances are that these folks are going to encounter problems when the public starts scrutinizing their entire life since they've never been publicly "vetted" before.

    In the case of Scott Brown, for instance, while the public may not have known everything about him, he was at least an public official who had been elected to the state legislature, so he had at least been "vetted" to some extent.

    When Republicans desperately seek people who have never been in the public spotlight before, they are toying with catastrophe, because most of those people don't know how to deal with that scrutiny, even if there is nothing to be found of significance. In most cases, however, there are at least one or two questionable incidents in their life, which are often compounded by the fact that they don't have a clue about how to deal with it when it becomes known.

    This was also the case with Herman Cain, many Republicans' perceived solution in 2012. He was completely untested, especially on the national front.

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