Where are the Republicans?

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It’s shortly before 8 a.m., and I’m at Reagan National Airport getting ready to board my flight to Minneapolis. Last week at this time, this airport was jammed. My Fortune magazine colleague Nina Easton, who traveled at this hour then and is marveling at the contrast now, says they were holding flights, because they couldn’t get the throngs of people loaded.

This morning: No lines at security, no waiting at the ticket kiosks. Even the TSA guys are commenting at the emptiness of the place. Maybe the Republicans got there early.