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Romney Precedents

By 2016, it will have been 28 years since someone who had run for the presidency before won it — we have had three back-to-back presidents who made it on their first run – and 48 years since someone who lost one presidential election went on to win another.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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