Salon gropes for a way to understand the GOP primary process, by taking a look at each campaign:
One of the more entertaining aspects of this political season so far has been watching the political professionals cycle through the ups and downs of the Republican presidential field. They have been completely flummoxed by the Trump and Carson phenomenons, as the two quirky outsiders knock down one establishment heartthrob after another. As we await the third debate tonight, let’s briefly recap where we’ve been and the state of play at this moment.
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