[Ed. – Fascinating. What could be good about this is the opportunity for Brown’s image to be tarnished by a primary challenge to Herself.]
Jerry Brown may be 76 years old, but hope springs eternal for some people championing a Brown presidential bid in 2016. Both TV host Bill Maher and NBC News correspondent Chuck Todd mentioned the idea; Todd pointed out that Brown still commands respect among those on the Left. The Orange County Register has joined the chorus, noting that Brown still has roughly $24 million in his gubernatorial campaign coffers — along with a generous list of willing donors.
The Register pricks the ballooning hopes of supporters of other prospective challengers to Hillary Clinton. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has publicly stated she will not run, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s reign precariously balances on the knife-edge because of his relationship with police unions.
Quoting Paul Krugman of the New York Times, who has lauded Brown’s “California comeback,” while boasting, “Gov. Jerry Brown was able to push through a modestly liberal agenda of higher taxes, spending increases and a rise in the minimum wage,” the Register comments, “What sets Brown apart from his opponents is that, while many of the other potential presidential candidates talk a strong progressive game, Brown has methodically implemented their agenda in the nation’s most populous state.”