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What another Romney run means
What another Romney run means

Technically, the number of formal contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is still zero. But a huge and impressive field of almost-candidates has already turned the contest into a crowded, noisy brawl. The starting gun, in case you missed it, was Jeb Bush's announcement last month that he was “exploring” a race and raising millions of dollars in case his exploration got somewhere. That startled the rest of the field the way gunshot startles birds, and many of them fluttered into panicky action. Most of the names aren't a surprise. Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker and others have mused more or less openly about...