Michigan’s Governor Seems Ready for the Next Step But an Octogenarian President Is in Her Way

From a column on politico.com by Jonathan Martin headlined “Bypassing Biden: Democrats Think What Could Have Been”:

At the very moment last month that images of President Joe Biden falling on stage at the Air Force Academy’s commencement rocketed around the internet, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was reminding her state’s business executives and political leaders about what could have been.

Speaking at a conference, Whitmer won repeated applause from the centrist crowd by reciting the fruits of her party’s so-called trifecta in Lansing. With Democrats in control of the governor’s office and both chambers of the state Legislature following last year’s election, Whitmer noted, they had pushed through tax cuts, gun control measures and protections for abortion and gay rights.