It is also a chance to test whether he may someday be Presidential timber.
Why, there isn't enough Presidential timber in the lot to make a matching set of toothpicks.
There was enough Presidential timber to build a castle.
That makes Arizona one of this year's first serious tests of presidential timber.
His growing national reputation led some conservative Democrats to consider him Presidential timber.
That is, the public does not confer its trust on candidates lightly; demonstrating Presidential timber takes time.
To emerge as presidential timber," he said, "one has to have a certain stubbornness.
Peggy ghosts for the finest Presidential timber and takes home best-seller bucks.
Those in the know in national politics even mentioned him as possible presidential timber in 19%, when presumably he would be retired.
There was a time when any prominent New York politician was automatically considered presidential timber.