Why Republicans Kill Their Darlings

Every time they seem to settle on a new standard-bearer, they find a reason to excommunicate him. What's a 2016 presidential hopeful to do?

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) arrives at the Senate Republican Policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol October 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its 15th day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government. 
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