By Eric Boehm | Watchdog Radio
Governors - current and former - seem to have something of a built-in advantage when it comes to running for president. Four of the last six men to sit in the Oval Office had served as the chief executive of their state.
Several of the candidates in the Republican primary field for 2016 are hoping to capitalize on that advantage. But there's more to being a president than simply being a successful governor.
In this week's episode, host Eric Boehm is joined by a roundtable of Watchdog reporters who have spent time covering four of the governors who are now running for the White House. Matt Kittle, Mark Lisheron, Mark Lagerkvist and Jason Hart share their perspectives on, respectively, Gov. Scott Walker, of Wisconsin; former Gov. Rick Perry, of Texas; Gov. Chris Christie, of New Jersey; and Gov. John Kasich, of Ohio.
Then, in our weekly Picks of the Liter segment: a look at odd beer laws in Pennsylvania and the explanation of why taxpayers are paying for a useless overhaul of Vermont's Obamacare exchange system.
All that, plus Moriah Costa's Education Minute and the Nanny State of the Week, on this edition of the Watchdog Podcast.