esquire.com – CLEVELAND, OHIO–What better way to begin coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention than to give you a preview of the 2020 Republican nominating process? On Monday, all kinds of potential future Republican presidents were scattered around town, talking to delegates over assorted omelets and trying like all hell not to refer to the vulgar talking yam that their party is preparing to nominate on Thursday. This was true of potential future Republican presidents who are only potential future Republican presidents in their own minds. (Hi there, Scott Walker!) It also was true of Senator Tom Cotton, the bobble-throated nuisance from Arkansas and onetime pen-pal of the Iranian mullahs. He stopped by for breakfast with the delegation from South Carolina, where we learned what the euphemism du jour is for the candidate that this year’s process produced.
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