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For example, you’ve given conflicting opinions on two of the most important issues in a GOP primary: the Second Amendment and the sanctity of life.

You told Glenn Beck that the Second Amendment may not apply in some urban areas, but also wrote a column for The Washington Times accurately explaining why our Founding Fathers gave it to us in the first place. So which is it?

You’ve called the killing of unborn children “murder,” which it is, but then you also praised a friend of yours running for U.S. Senate in Oregon because she was “pragmatic” for not opposing it. So which is it?

These are issues you will be seriously vetted on. Have you truly game-planned out your belief system? Is it defensible, principled and consistent? Have you done so on every other issue? Do you understand “American Exceptionalism,” and can you articulate its origins and articulate them to a contemporary audience?

3) Have a plan for what you want to do if elected.

Since you have no record, we have nothing to hold you accountable to. That’s good in one respect, because you can’t be pinned down, but that also means you need to have a plan for what you would do if elected. Otherwise we don’t have a reason to vote for you. The charm offensive will only take you so far.

What are your main issue priorities? Do you have a plan for carrying them out? Can you be specific without boring us with too many details? What would a Carson presidency look like? Do not leave those questions open to interpretation.

In conclusion, while I believe you would be an unbeatable general election candidate no matter who the Democrats nominated, even if they reincarnated JFK, if you don’t learn how to successfully navigate the primary process you’re going to be done faster than you can say Fred Thompson. I am writing this letter now because that doesn’t have to happen. I hope it’s of help to you.

I join many others in looking forward to seeing you on the campaign trail.

(Steve Deace is a nationally-syndicated talk show host and also the author of the new book “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again.” You can “like” him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.)