published Monday, March 4th, 2013

Could Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam be president?

Governor Bill Haslam answers questions in this file photo.
Governor Bill Haslam answers questions in this file photo.
Photo by The Tennessean /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Would you support Bill Haslam for president?

WASHINGTON — When Republicans look for reasons to be optimistic about future White House bids, they often focus on candidate possibilities offered by their stable of attention-getting governors.

Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Chris Christie of New Jersey and Mitch Daniels of Indiana almost always get a mention.

Now, some political analysts say, it may be time to add Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to the list.

The latest talk about Haslam paints him as mixing a mild-mannered style with achievements in areas long of vital interest to conservatives. Those include reforms related to teacher tenure, charter schools, tort law and the state’s civil service system.

Read more at The Tennessean.

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