GOP Presidential Race Likely to Be a "Competence Primary"

By Scott Conroy - December 2, 2010

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As the last presidential cycle began to kick into high gear in December of 2006, the race was already becoming defined by the unusually intriguing backgrounds of the likely contenders. From a Sept. 11 icon to a war hero to the nation's first serious female and African-American candidates, the 2008 Republican and Democratic primary battles were shaping up as a contest of big personalities and...

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