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Leonid Bershidsky

Republican 'Normals' on the Rise

John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie aren't asking for a revolution.
A bit ordinary.

A bit ordinary.

Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

As he launched his New Hampshire door-to-door campaign on Saturday, Ohio Governor John Kasich said something surprising. "This is not a campaign," he told volunteers and reporters in front of the bus he's pretty much lived in for more than a month. "This is a movement."

I've heard this phrase from Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump and it was clear what they were talking about. Sanders' movement is socialist and anti-big business. Cruz's is one of a religious, ultraconservative revanche. Trump's is a charismatic, nihilistic one.