The big story of 2015 may be the emergence of Gov. Jerry Brown as the new national leader of the Democratic Party. That’s not due to anything Brown has done, but rather the thrashing the Democrats suffered in 2014 that has left them a leaderless party with both a weakened President and an uncertain President-in-Waiting, according to City Watch LA.
Gov. Brown’s embrace of climate change and all things green plays very well with wealthy liberal white Democrats; he has special appeal to Latinos that turned out to be a less than solid Democratic constituency in 2014. And he has California. With 4,388,368 votes, 60 percent of the total, Gov. Brown in 2014 received by far more votes than any other Democrat in the United States; his closest successful Democratic governors were Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York, with 1,706,438 votes, and Gov-elect Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania, with 1,920,355 votes. Continue reading