Why are so many Republicans running for president?

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More than a few people laughed when 19 presidential candidates took the stage one by one at a recent New Hampshire Republican Party event. Nineteen, that is, if you count Dennis Michael Lynch, a documentary filmmaker who contributed $10,000 to the New Hampshire Republican Party for the privilege of sharing a very narrow beam of the limelight that night. (I wonder how much a slot in a debate would cost.) But the “serious” field could actually climb to that number, or higher, with reports that Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are preparing bids of their own. Both men had been mentioned as potential candidates for a long time, but an assumption had built up that if they weren’t in by now, they wouldn’t be. Read more…

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