2016 Elections

The Primary System Winnows U.S. Voters

The horse race eliminates candidates whom voters actually like.

The Marcomobile's last ride.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Marco Rubio speaking with a catch in his voice to a small Miami audience of die-hard supporters -- and people in the audience openly weeping, hugging, hanging their heads -- will be one of the most poignant images I will carry back with me when my tour of primary states is over. This is an image of people being left behind by the relentless logic of the U.S. political system.

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