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The Monitor's View The unconventional 2016 presidential race

Despite all its hand-wringing surprises, the contest has shown how democracy breeds innovation in ideas and people.  

A year ago, many conventional pundits watching America’s presidential race said that the “establishment insiders,” Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, would handily win their party’s nomination. And that big money would decide primary contests. And that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders would not last long. And that pollsters would be accurate in predicting voter behavior.

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