2016 First to Last is facing an unpleasant fact: that the entertaining, traffic-generating fling with He-Who-Must Not-Be-Named is fading. His junior-high insult humor is getting old fast. We predict that, come January, he’ll be playing golf in sunny Palm Beach, Florida, not shaking gloved hands in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
This week we look ahead to the real, if rather boring, Republican race, which, in picking a nominee, will also decide who finally takes on the billionaire lunchroom bully and finishes him off. Here are the top ten NON-You-Know-Who GOP candidates, ranked by how they did in Cleveland and where they now stand early in this marathon contest: