(WASHINGTON POST) — One of the Fix’s favorite phrases is this: It’s never too soon. As in, it’s never too soon to be thinking about the next political campaign and the next set of candidates that will populate that campaign.
That goes double for a presidential campaign in which the jockeying for position begins years in advance of any actual voters paying attention. If you don’t think the candidates prominently mentioned as potential 2016ers aren’t already thinking about that race, well, you are wrong. They are. Trust us.
And, as it happens, so are we. (By “we”, we mean that legion of incurable political junkies who need this stuff like they need oxygen.) And so, it’s that time — the time for our first rankings of where the 2016 presidential field stands.