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What does the fact that Trump and Sanders are their party's current frontrunners say about the state of our politics today?

Even taking into account all of Hillary Clinton’s vulnerabilities and flaws, it is unlikely that Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb will have a major impact on the Democratic primaries.

Candidates haven't even formally declared they are running, but they are being assessed, categorized, critiqued, promoted and dismissed as if the election were at hand.

The Republican Party needs to stop indulging in necrophilia