Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The annual Meeting for Republican Governors an early 'dress rehearsal' for Potential 2016 Candidates

The annual meeting for Republican governors that concludes this weekend has been a showcase for the party’s big midterm wins -- and the place for lots of behind-the-scenes jockeying by several of the party’s top-tier, potential 2016 White House candidates.
Republicans governors are on a roll, winning a net total of two seats on Nov. 4 and pulling off four victories in heavily Democratic states, which has donors and strategists suggesting they have the early advantage over potential White House candidates off Capitol Hill.
They also used their success at the four-day event at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, in Florida, to tout the idea that governors are best suited for the White House because they already have experience in running a sizable government.
“We’re better at it,” New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie told reporters, taking aim at President Obama, who won in 2008 as a first-term senator. "The American people are done with that experiment, of having somebody come out of a legislative body who's never run anything before."
The governors are also free of Congress’ low approval rating, which poses a problem for such GOP Sens. as Marco Rubio, Florida; Rand Paul, Kentucky; Ted Cruz, Texas, and others should they chose to run.
Caleb Burns, a Republican strategist and partner in the Washington law firm Wiley Rein, thinks governors have a “built-in advantage” over candidates from the legislative branch because they can more easily “own” their records and campaign positions.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not a Governor, but Ted Cruz is the one that's needed.