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Jonathan Bernstein

The 2016 Republican Field Is Doing Just Fine

Republicans are not in meltdown mode.

Yes, Chris Christie has had a bad month, and it's even possible that scandal will end his presidential campaign. Subpoenas are never a good thing.

But, no, the Republican presidential field for 2016 isn't (as TPM's Sahil Kapur claims) "slowly coming apart, tarnished by individual scandals as well as the struggles of some candidates to keep faith with the conservative base's stubborn rightward shift."