presidential race

The GOP Race for Delegates: An Interactive Tool

Sean Trende & David Byler, Real Clear Politics

The 2016 Republican primary campaign is heavily path dependent, rendering national polling of little value. The order of the contests, the structure of the rules, and the interplay between those two factors can play a huge role in selecting the eventual winner that national polls simply cannot illustrate. To help make this easier to visualize and understand, we’ve created a widget that will allow you to walk through the GOP selection process yourself.

Has Glenn Beck Lost It... Again?

Glenn Beck says he would never vote for Donald Trump and that he's a constitutionalist, not a Republican. Beck normally has a good ear for what's going on in the conservative grassroots, but his near-endorsement of establishment spare prince Marco Rubio over country class message carrier Donald Trump shows a strange disconnect from the millions of constitutional conservatives who would run, not walk, from the Republican Party if a candidate like Rubio, Jeb Bush or John Kasich becomes the GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee.

Scott Walker, Underdog or Favorite?

Ben Domenech, The Transom

He could take from everyone else’s base as others drop out, becoming a consensus fallback choice.

Invisible Primary Already Underway

Reid Wilson, National Journal

Nothing’s official as of yet, but several possible 2016 contenders are scouting out a campaign.

The Rand Paul Moment

Rich Lowry, Politico

True, the issues seem to be breaking his way, but there’s also an “interesting” quality about him.