Paul Wells diagnoses the state of the GOP. I would note also that the Republican nominating process has historically been a pretty orderly affair: typically, the guy that came second last time gets the job next time around. McCain and Romney, for example. But since the runner-ups in 2012 were all whack-jobs, 2016 will have no natural front-runner. Expect an even more spectacular gong show, especially since the party's response to Obama's re-election will be to double-down on crazy.