There might be one thing - no matter who your favorite presidential candidate is - many of us can agree on: This year's race is certainly more exciting than many in the recent past.

Even though Trump and Clinton seem to be headed toward their respective party nominations, you get the feeling anything could happen. Cruz is out (or is he?!). Bernie hangs in. Paul Ryan "isn't ready" to endorse Trump. We check in periodically with Peter Wielhouwer, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Government and Politics at Western Michigan University for some perspective on the race.

This week, we talked with him about the Trump and Hillary factors, why some won't back either, will they fall in line? And we discussed the potential viability of a third party candidate.

Click the player below to hear his thoughts.

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