The ranks of Democratic governors are filled with ambitious politicians boasting records that would probably play well with primary voters in 2016.Broad recognition. Har har. See what he did there?
But even as they eye a move from the statehouse to the White House, there's broad recognition among the chief executives that the next generation of Democrats may have to wait longer than four more years to take their place as President Barack Obama's heir.
It's an unprecedented scenario, noted some of the governors: a first lady-turned-senator-turned-presidential candidate-turned Secretary of State with 100-percent name ID and deep popularity who would, oh yes, make history as the nation's first female president.How generous of Governor Nixon to concede that Clinton is "entitled to her time of analysis." But make it snappy, wouldja, Hilz? There are MEN waiting to make decisions!
..."It's just a very unique situation in which an extremely qualified candidate with a long history of public service who has been fully vetted is considering running for the presidency," noted [Democratic Governor of Missouri Jay Nixon], who easily won reelection last year to his second term in conservative-leaning Missouri. "She's entitled to her time of analysis. It does, I think, in many ways freeze the field until she more clearly states what she wants to do with the rest of her life."