Politics is about many things and math is one of them. Sometimes, the numbers tell the tale. Though Stephen admits he isn’t good at math, some of the numbers that tell the story of the 2016 election are remarkably stark and simple.

The bottom line is that Republicans can’t win in 2016 without winning a significant number of independents. This means their candidate cannot appeal only to the extremes. He or she will have to have “centrist appeal.” That’s a problem for the current slate of Republican candidates, and Stephen explains why in this essential podcast.

Opinion: Trump and Cruz Have Trouble in the Middle

 

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