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Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race
Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race

In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.” The seven ex-governors on the list — including both Roosevelts, Theodore and Franklin — were far more effective chief executives than the six others. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said pretty much the same thing during the Republican Governors Assn. meeting last month. “We're better at it,” Christie told his fellow state leaders. “The American people are done with the experiment of having somebody [as president] who's...

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