We've had this talk before: Ed FitzGerald, a powerful Democrat in the post-Dimora era, charged with ridding Cuyahoga County of corruption and siphoning the waste spigot that's gone unfixed for decades, a possible candidate for Ohio's top spot? Sure, it makes sense.
A sizable population along Lake Erie— a sizable Dem-leaning population — a clean track record, an incumbent governor with all the popularity of houses that hand out toothbrushes at Halloween, and, fingers crossed, an efficient 180-degree turn-around down at the county offices — Fitz, the "Big G," could come out looking like the Dems' best hope come 2014.
And for anyone who's watch FitzGerald's track through Lakewood to the center of Cuyahoga County, a shot at the bigger office wouldn't be surprising.
The Columbus Dispatch is the latest to brief readers on what could be a Fitz vs. Kasich 2014 Battle Royale for all the Buckeyes. When the Dispatch reporter asked FitzGerald's thoughts on seeking the governorship, the County Exec had this to say: