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GOP parts from tradition of candidates waiting their 'turn'
GOP parts from tradition of candidates waiting their 'turn'

Things certainly have changed in the Republican Party. Gone are the times when patience was its own reward and loyal leading members would await their turn in the list of aspiring presidential candidates. Of six declared candidates for 2016, three are freshman senators — Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio — and two are newcomers to national politics: Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson. Only former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has been around the track before. Once upon a time the notion of "my turn" ruled the GOP order in pursuit of the highest office. For nearly a half-century, prominent Republicans had to put their time in before they could expect to carry the party...

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