Campaign 2008: G.O.P. Explorers

Potential presidential candidates used to take their time deciding whether to run; now, you can't be coy. Several Republicans are already forming exploratory committees. Betting site gives the odds for each to win the nomination. [This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine.]

THE CONTENDER WHY THEY HAVE A CHANCE BUT ... John McCain Odds: 10 to 11 He's John McCain! War hero, anticorruption crusader, George W. Bush's best frenemy in the world. And it doesn't hurt that the press loves him. The G.O.P. base doesn't trust anyone loved by the media, and his liberal...

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