Democrats are desperate to beat Trump, but do previous measures of experience still matter?
With the entrance of John Hickenlooper and Jay Inslee into the crowded 2020 presidential contest, Democrats are set to test once again the conventional wisdom that governors make better candidates than senators.
On the surface, it looks like the rules have changed with the odds stacked against the two. Hickenlooper, a former governor of Colorado, and Inslee, the current governor of Washington, are up against a wealth of hopefuls from the Senate, many with national profiles and a demonstrated ability to raise serious amounts of cash. The winner will have to face off against President Donald Trump, who defied political wisdom when he won in 2016 in spite of his inexperience and unconventional campaign.