After some speculation about California Governor Jerry Brown potentially launching a 2016 bid, it appears the rumors have been put to bed for now. Brown stated today that he has no interest in running the United States when it’s so much easier to run California.

Report from USAToday:

California Gov. Jerry Brown is one Democrat who doesn’t want to run for president in 2016.

Brown, who has made three White House bids, told reporters that he’s not interested in a presidential race because it’s easier to run the Golden State right now than the United States.

“No, that’s not in the cards. Unfortunately,” Brown is quoted as saying by the Los Angeles Times. “Actually, California is a lot more governable.”

Brown first ran for president in 1976, during his “Gov. Moonbeam” days in his first stint as California’s governor. He ran again for the White House in 1980. In 1992, he won a handful of primaries and gave Bill Clinton a run for the Democratic nomination.

Brown, who won back his old job 27 years after finishing his second term in Sacramento, is up for re-election this year. The governor hasn’t officially said whether he’s in the race to win it, but he has raised money like another campaign is coming.

Brown was one candidate with the potential to give Hillary Clinton a run in the primaries just like he did her husband a couple decades ago.


  1. Omigod, Nate, don’t tell me you’re taking a politician at his word!! The worst thing he could do is say he’s interested. The jackals would be following him around 24/7, hoping to find something stupid his staff did, or bugging him about whether he prefers boxers or briefs.

    If I were running for president, what I would say is that running California (12th largest economy in the world–and a mess he straightened out) is “easy.” That is, “give me something challenging!”

    His only problem is his age. He’ll be 78 in 2016. Of course, 70 is “the new 50″….


    On a related note, Hillary has a web ad in which she’s quoted as saying it’s time to put a woman in the White House. Did she forget she was already IN the White House???

  2. I think Goethe is Correct (on the age) – if age wasn’t a consideration Ron Paul would have a stronger candidate. As Andrew says – Dem’s will back Hillary; all MSM will give her a pass on Benghazi and everything else, the senate just gave her a Benghazi pass and “whitewash”.

    I think Jerry is wise to give up on the President stuff – he buy the farm in about two years. Obama looks about 15 years older than when he took office.

  3. Old Commie Brown has finally figured out what young Fat Christie (The-Jersey-Pig) has not:

    My local minions/ subjects will buy into my never-ending bullshit that I pound into their brains daily into my State, till it has become My Fiefdom to have and rule as I please (but the rest of America may catch on to my bullcrap, so I better stay in my own pigsty as #1).

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