GOP's fight for 2016 nomination likely to drag on longer than party desires By Chris Cillizza | washingtonpost.com | May 24 at 11:25 AM Excerpts: "Republicans have made no secret of their desire for a quick presidential primary fight aimed at rapidly producing a nominee to take on former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton. They almost certainly won't see that wish granted - thanks to the greatly crowded GOP field and a drastically reshaped fundraising landscape that could combine to keep the fight for the Republican nomination active until late spring, and maybe later. Let's start with the size of the field. At the moment, there are six announced candidates: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. By my count, there are at least nine others - including bold-faced names such as Jeb Bush and Scott Walker - who will be in the race by this summer. That puts the field at 15 (and it could easily be a few candidates more), which would make it the largest Republican primary to date - eclipsing the 12 candidates who actively ran in 2008 and 2012." ....... "The enormousness of the Republican field is due to a number of factors. The most obvious is that there is no strong front-runner a la George W. Bush in 1999. But it's also become a winning business proposition for many second-tier (or lower)candidates to run for president. Think back to 2008. No one knew who Huckabee was before that race. By the time it ended, he was one of the hottest commodities in Republican politics - and cashed in (TV show, radio show, speeches, books)accordingly. Then there is the rise of the ever-present super PAC. Virtually every candidate - from the Jeb Bushes of the world on down - has an 'independent' organization aligned with their campaign. And that super PAC can collect checks for unlimited amounts - meaning that a single donor or two could finance millions of dollars worth of ads for a candidate who might not be able to raise that sort of money in the $2,700 increments allowed by federal law." read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...85b78e-0214-11e5-bc72-f3e16bf50bb6_story.html ..... IMO: So we are to believe that not any candidate from the excessive volume of republican candidates has any real thought of winning the primary, they are just interested in future books, speeches, and moving upward to Fox News? The greediest people on Earth are republican politicians. And their egos are always present also. This republican primary is going to be a perpetual bloodbath as they strive to cut down the sheer volume of candidates, and what most of them hope for is Jeb Bush to stay in the primaries long enough to be excluded because of failure to announce his candidacy. Once that happens, it will be the strongest TPartyer that is declared the winner of the primary, only to lose in the elections. And in strides Hillary Clinton to the winners' circle on the current plan of winner take all, and she certainly deserves it, being the most experienced, most loyal to Democracy's agenda, and has the strength of 10 republican candidates. GO HILLARY !!!!!