I know we still have more than three years until we have nominating conventions for Secretary of State and Attorney General. That said, I would like to toss out the name of someone whom I think would make an excellent AG: Richard Bernstein, member of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.
From his biography on WSU's website:
Governor Richard Bernstein works as a trial attorney, who represents victims of personal injury or disability discrimination. He also is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Governor Bernstein graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.
He now practices law in Michigan State and Federal courts, and is a member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and American Bar Association.
Public service is an important part of Governor Bernstein's life. He created and hosts the CBS-Detroit television segment called Making a Difference, which highlights exemplary community service programs. In addition, he is a contributing editorial columnist to the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press.
So here is someone who has some name recognition, having been elected to a statewide office in 2002 (though most have likely forgotten his name in the 4 ½ years since), and being the son of Sam Bernstein of 1-800-CALL-SAM fame. So he has some name ID, though not much; then again, since when does a non-incumbent AG candidate have much name recognition?
Oh, and one more thing: