Amanda Terkel at Huffington Post writes about how skepticism toward the Afghanistan War could distinguish a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, although it is unclear whether that would lead to a victory in the election. Despite the number of Republicans who openly question the war effort, The Winston Group’s David Winston explains that many still see support of the war as largely associated with Republicans:
…David Winston cautioned that money and visibility don’t necessarily translate into votes, and right now, the party still largely supports the war.
“I think generally, within the party on the Republican side, there’s a sense that if we’re going to succeed in the war on terror, one of the specific items we have to have success on is Afghanistan,” said Winston. “So the two are intertwined.”
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