THE DEMOCRATIC HORSE RACE….Patio Pundit has a pretty good rundown of the Democratic field here. It won’t be big news to anyone, but it’s a nice, succinct, summary.

However, in this post he brings up a familiar complaint: the entire field is weak because it’s mostly senators and congressmen, who can’t get elected because they don’t have executive experience. I’m not sure I buy the whole argument about congress critters being unelectable, but if there is something to it I’ll bet it has nothing to do with the differences between being a good legislator and being a good governor. Rather, it may be because national legislators have too much of a track record and it makes them easy to attack. Governors tend to be more of a blank slate on national issues, and this allows them to take any position they want without having to explain away a flip flop. Mighty convenient, isn’t it?