Change has come to America
Via Washington Post:
There are two reasons commonly cited for the fact that far fewer Democrats than Republicans are running for president in 2016. One is that Hillary Clinton was (and largely still is) considered a formidable candidate that, for most politicians, isn’t worth the energy and money to try and defeat.
The other is that the Democrats, after a few bad election cycles, have a very small political “bench” — meaning that there aren’t as many politically talented and successful candidates on the left as there might otherwise be.
Our Dan Balz made this point in the wake of last November’s crushing Democratic defeat. Balz noted the scattered Democratic talent on Capitol Hill — and then looked west. “The more serious problem for Democrats,” he wrote, “is the drubbing they’ve taken in the states, the breeding ground for future national talent and for policy experimentation.”