Ed Morrissey has the details. On Gov. Rick Snyder’s actual prospects I’m… shrugging. He’s a successful two-term governor in a swing state who has a solid conservative win (right-to-work) under his belt. But we’ve got a lot of those right now, if you know what I mean?
And that’s the real story, isn’t it? In 2012 that description would have – did – propel a candidate instantly to the top of the list. In 2016 it’s – well, Snyder’s record is something to be proud of, but it’s nothing too special. I really, really enjoy having a candidate pool this deep. It gives us a margin for error.
PS: Kind of significant that there’s no shortage of successful Republican politicians deciding that the political situation is worth a little speculative activity. We had a certain lack of that in 2012, alas.