One more from the Times:

One more from the Times: many observers are noting that all of the prominent Democratic Presidential candidates are Senators or Representatives, which in recent years has been a kiss of death. No sitting member of Congress has been elected President since John Kennedy in 1960. In modern history, Presidents have come mainly from the ranks of governors. (I assume this is why the obscure and unimpressive Howard Dean is taken seriously in some circles.) Some insiders believe that governor-elect Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania will be the Democrats’ strongest candidate, but not until 2008.


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