Should the Minn. GOP get rid of political party endorsements? The Daily Circuit 10:06 AM · Nov 14, 2012 Listen Should we get rid of political party nominations? Republican State Convention 2012 MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson Political and public affairs strategist Ben Golnik believes that political endorsements keep us from having the strongest available candidates. Should we abandon the tradition for general election candidates? Could that help the GOP revive itself?