Substantively, Yvette McGee Brown is a poor pick as Strickland’s LG.
…she has never run a big organization like Taylor who has served for two years as Ohio auditor. Brown’s administrative credentials involve her current service as president of The Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.
Theoretically, Ohio’s lieutenant governor is supposed to be someone who can step into the state’s top job should the incumbent governor be incapacitated. Taylor has the edge on that count. Her experience and the comparative lack of it in Brown, who’s an unknown beyond Franklin County, means Strickland will have a job persuading Ohio voters that he has chosen the right person for his running mate.
In the current lieutenant governor, Lee Fisher, Strickland had a person who had successfully run the office of Ohio attorney general. There was no doubt Fisher was a person with the experience to easily step into the governor’s office. Not so with former Judge Brown who now joins the Democratic ticket.
Once again, more validation that Kasich’s pick was superior to that of Strickland.