In last week's column, we provided some lessons to be learned for the running for president in 2016. However, there are also some lessons to be learned that Republican candidates may wish to consider as they try to make their way to the White House. From the looks of the current Republican crop of candidates, and there are many, there are several important lessons from past campaigns. The most important lesson is probably that the farther right you go to curry favor with the right wing of the party, the further you have to go to slither your way back to the center during the general election. If these candidates learned one thing from Mitt Romney's failed presidential bid, it should have been that it is extremely difficult to get back to center after months of moving to the far right and still maintain any semblance of credibility. Certainly, in the age of cell phone cameras, consistency of message is the only protection against the flip-flopping accusations that haunted the Romney campaign.