Rising Political Stars

Jun 21 2012 @ 4:00pm

Molly Ball claims that the GOP has more of them. Larison counters:

Republicans only seem to have a much deeper "bench" among elected officials because they currently don’t control the White House and because they have a tendency to over-promote new and under-qualified politicians for higher office. Whenever a party controls the executive branch, a lot of its promising and capable members are appointed to administration positions. Depending on the appointment and the administration’s overall record, that can be a political death sentence.