Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

2016's field of Republican dreams

2016's field of Republican dreams

Seemingly every Republican who has held high office in the last two decades is eager to jump into the presidential race. Whether it's the new guys, such as Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul and Govs. Chris Christie and Scott Walker, or old-timers who haven't held office in years, such as Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Robert Ehrlich and George Pataki, Republicans are hearing the presidential bell.

Why are they all looking at 2016 longingly?

One of the major reasons is timing. The Republicans are coming off a great 2014 election, and they're looking at an open presidential seat. Post-World War II, the two political parties have had great difficulty holding on to the...

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