Former Florida governor Jeb Bush entered the race for three seconds on Wednesday, when he told our colleague Ed O’Keefe: “I’m running for president in 2016 and the focus is going to be about how we — if I run — how we create high, sustained economic growth where more people have a chance at earned success.” (Watch his eyes.)
When all’s said and done, about 16 more or less bona fide candidates and a few others might be declared by the first presidential primary debate in Cleveland in August.
The GOP has faced this problem. It had a record 10 candidates debating in 2008 and nine in 2012. But 16 (0r more) on one stage? A logistical nightmare.
Loop Fans can help! Just enter the Loop’s Winnow Down contest to come up with a way to make all those candidates fit.
Some of the suggestions we’ve heard — having them ride mechanical bulls while answering questions, or getting one of those people-pushers they use in Japanese subways — seemed worth considering. Or maybe a creative use of risers or stage would help?
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Be sure to provide your name, profession, mailing address and T-shirt size (M, L or XL), in case you’re a winner. You must also include a phone number — home, work or, preferably, cell — to be eligible. Entries must be submitted by midnight Monday, May 18.