The Final 5 GOP Candidates?

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William Galston of the Wall Street Journal has put together what he believes will be the final five candidates to emerge from the current field of 17 contenders for the GOP nomination.

Citing the poor performance by Mitt Romney in 2012 among non-white voter blocs, Galston further details that only a couple potential combinations on the GOP ticket could offer promise of a better results in 2016.

Each appealing to the GOP base for different reasons, he spotlights Bush, Walker, Rubio, Kasich and Cruz as those most likely to make it beyond the Iowa Caucuses in February.

Galston argues that the most competitive ticket would likely be Bush/Kasich or Kasich/Rubio both for their appeal to moderates on immigration and gay marriage along with Kasich’s approval rating in his home state of Ohio, among the key battleground states.