RIVERSIDE — Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2016, dashing political speculation that he might make a fourth bid for the White House. “No, that’s not in the cards. Unfortunately,” he told reporters at a news conference before brightening about his current job:
“Actually, California is a lot more governable.” Brown, who ran for president in 1976, 1980 and 1992, was the subject of some speculation recently when his office did not categorically rule out another run, the governor was touting his work in California as a template for the nation and some activists named him as an alternative to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is weighing a bid.
I expect that Hillary promised to give him the Secretary of State slot if she’s elected in order to keep him on the sidelines.