A Tale of 2 Marys

It is the best of times; it is the worst of times; it is four years since the TEA Party election of 2010. In Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, a career politician, is seeking re-election as governor and is likely to lose. In Wisconsin, Mary Burke, a political novice, is seeking to defeat Governor Scott Walker’s bid for re-election and is  likely to win. In both cases, the governors seeking re-election rode the TEA Party wave to election in 2010. While still influential in GOP politics, I believe (and hope) that the TEA Party wave has crested and is now in retreat.

Game of presidential politics

The GOP have a much wider bench of players, but none of their potential candidates are qualified to become president. The Democrats have a narrower bench, Hillary, Elizabeth Warren and Jim Webb to name a few, but their players are qualified for the office. So in 2016, it is likely to be quality versus quantity. My money will be on quality.