The Silver Linings of a Short Primary

Campaign signs in Loudon, New Hampshire, on January 19, 2024. New Hampshire voters will weigh in next week on the Republican nominating race with their first-in-the-nation primary. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In this job as in any job, some assignments are easier than others.

Explaining why the Republican frontrunner is a civic cancer is child’s play. A piece like that writes itself, especially after you’ve written variations of it 800 times before.

Explaining why it’s good that that civic cancer will wrap up his party’s nomination before the end of January is more challenging.

Today we’re going to boost the degree of difficulty to 11 and try to find an upside to Donald Trump annihilating Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley. It’s the only thing I can think to do to cope with the recent polling in New Hampshire.

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