New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s entry last week into the race for the Republican presidential nomination brought the number of GOP hopefuls to 14.
A crowded field, to be sure. And we haven’t even hit the ceiling. At least two more Republican governors are expected to toss their hats into the ring.
And remember, the Iowa caucus, the first official step in the winnowing process, isn’t until February. That means seven full months of jockeying first.
Let’s share some opinions about the way the race is shaping up, and some forecasts of what might be coming.
Results of the unscientific survey are usually posted online Tuesday afternoon and on the Opinion pages Wednesday.
1) A super-crowded primary field is healthy for democracy.
2) The scramble for the GOP nomination is good news for the Democrats.
3) The first candidate to leave the race will be:
4) The last candidate standing will be: