Quick, answer this question: how many candidates are running for president? For extra credit, how many candidates are republicans and how many are democrats?
Do you have the answer? Well, if you said anything but none, you’d be wrong. That’s right, there are no candidates. At this point there are presidential hopefuls, presidential contenders and presidential wanna-be’s. But there won’t be any official candidates until after the nominating conventions later this year.
So why is that important?