The Republican click-bait primary

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Republicans have been saying some rather remarkable things on the campaign trail. While the Democrats were debating in Las Vegas, Mike Huckabee received attention for his eye-catching tweets. "I trust @BernieSanders with my tax dollars like I trust a North Korean chef with my labrador!" In another tweet he added, "Racism exists because we have a sin problem in America, not a skin problem."

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Julian Zelizer is a fellow in New America's Political Reform program. He is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and writes a weekly column for CNN.com.