POWER RANKINGS: It's almost drop-out season

Jeb Bush clearly doesn't want to be running for president. John Kasich is getting fed up with idiotic debate partners. Rand Paul is growing impatient with the stupidity of campaigning, too. Santorum, Pataki, and Jindal all see their windows shrinking. And the undercard debate? What an indignity for former poll-leader Chris Christie. Graham and Pataki have been knocked down into Gilmore territory.

If you were one of these men, would you rather keep slogging on through Des Moines and Manchester winters, or spend the holidays with your family?

Get ready for drop-out season. The Fab Fifteen will start shrinking in the wake of Tuesday night's debate. Here's who's shaping the race right now.

Timothy P. Carney, The Washington Examiner's senior political columnist, can be contacted at tcarney@washingtonexaminer.com. His column appears Tuesday and Thursday nights on washingtonexaminer.com.