So now that U.S. Rep.
Too soon to say, because Waxman's announcement seems to have caught a lot of people, including allies, by surprise. What's certain is that California, and Los Angeles in particular, will lose some clout in Washington, where seniority is a ticket to influential posts.
Two independent candidates had already announced challenges, but they'd be long shots against more well-known candidates who might jump into the race now.
There was lots of speculation this morning about
If I had to bet, I'd say he's in.
And you have to wonder if either
Another question to think about:
Who in their right mind would want to work in Congress?
It's an institution loathed by the masses, fraught with clownish divisiveness, and supremely, dysfunctionally inept.
"If I want to experience a life outside of Congress, I need to start soon," said Waxman, who's been on the job 40 years.
Your thoughts on who you'd like to see replace him?