There are no shortage of potential candidates talking about running for constitutional offices next year. Yet, when I speak to fellow Democrats about what should be a great political year with many contests in play, there is a definite “enthusiasm-shortage” for the contenders named thus far. I think it’s more than just election fatigue. When you ask any Democrat who they are supporting, what you get back is a name spoken with resignation not enthusiasm or an admission that they don’t know half the people who are running yet.
Where the heck is Warren Tolman when we need him and why isn’t he running for Governor!!?? He has name recognition and TV visibility, he is a good politician, he’s extremely smart, he is respected by the media, he knows state govt. inside and out, he is friendly and comfortable with people, he is a loyal, he’s a pragmatic progressive…he is someone who we could support with enthusiasm.
There are those who would encourage him to run for AG (as they did Juliette Kayyem),but why should he settle for that when he would make a better governor!?