Campaign cash….
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Most U.S. presidential candidates really don’t want to spend nearly two years bowing and scraping to voters and campaign donors.

Most voters sure don’t want to hear about the presidential race for anywhere near that long.

Why, then, does it take so loooong to pick a U.S. president? Blame American-style democracy?

Blame the pollsters and consultants who feed off the horse race. Blame the unquenchable thirst for campaign cash. If you’re a candidate, blame other candidates for forcing you to get going so early.