GOP contest nowhere near decided

(CNN)I think I may be suffering from dangerously high levels of candidate exposure. Since the first Republican presidential candidate debate in August, I’ve interviewed the potential nominees almost 150 times in total, and I probably spoke with them about 100 times before that debate took place. I’ve also been a panelist on two CNN-Salem Media Group hosted debates.

By the end of Friday, after the Trump-less debate on Fox News, I’ll have added a couple more interviews. Next week a few more. And I’ll be back on the stage with whomever is still standing on February 25 and March 10 for the remaining candidate debates. My radio show has become a kind of Switzerland for people from all the camps — neutral ground.


    Jeb Bush, meanwhile, will use his remaining millions to pick one last message as he places his chips on South Carolina, where he may well be joined by his brother, George W. Bush. (Bush 43 is still really popular there, by the way — I know because my radio show covers about every inch of South Carolina in drive time, and we get a lot of enthusiastic callers from there.)

    But before South Carolina votes, Iowans will be weighing in Monday night, followed just over a week later by Granite State Yankees. And before February is through we will have results from South Carolina and Nevada, before hitting warp speed on March 1’s Super Tuesday.

    Maybe by then we will have a better idea about who Republicans will pick as their competitor in the biggest competition of them all. But judging by how this campaign has unfolded so far, who knows?

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