What`s going on with GOP candidates abandoning bids for the presidency in 2016 at this point? Two solid candidates just indicated they wouldn't run. Rand Paul and Rob Portman both appear to have suddenly bowed out of the race. I sort of get it - the next nominee should be a governor and no a senator. I get trying to defend the Senate in 2016 too.
But come on. This is the big prize. And these are not insignificant names. And why now? It makes me wonder. Is word out to clear a path for Jeb Bush?