Let's Winnow the Minnows of 2016

At the rate that new candidates are joining the presidential swim, we’re going to need to transfer the campaign out of its traditional koi pond and into one of the Great Lakes. Five Republicans and two Democrats have made early announcements in what we politically obsessed call the pre-primary season, and another eight Republicans and three Democrats are expected to declare—and that’s not counting the real fringe like Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, George Pataki and Peter King who might take the dive.