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The GOP primary isn’t a two-man race yet


Consider this item that appeared four years ago in the St. Petersburg Times blog of September 19, 2007, four months prior to the 2008 Republican Iowa caucus: “New poll results from American Research Group: Rudy Giuliani 26%, John McCain 18%, Fred Thompson 16%, Mitt Romney 14%.” And the Democratic picture? The poll indicated “Among likely Democratic voters: Hillary Clinton 47%, Barack Obama 19%, John Edwards 9%.” It’s too soon to place your bets. Unless you’ve got money to burn.

Colbert I. “Colby” King writes a column -- sometimes about D.C., sometimes about politics -- on that runs on Saturdays. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. King joined the Post’s editorial board in 1990 and served as deputy editorial page editor from 2000 to 2007.

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