The presidential election officially began on March 23, 2015, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his bid for the White House. Where were you that day? I remember my initial reaction, a simple question: Why are we starting this early?
The ensuing battle on the Republican side — with 17 candidates — was contentious at best and brutal at times. In the end, Donald Trump prevailed — the people in the Republican base chose his populist, pro-American message over a political class that had in so many ways disappointed the party faithful.