Speaking from experience, former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise (D) said a governor’s profile is far higher than that of someone in the private sector or even in Congress. “Once you become governor you literally are in the public eye, 24-7,” Wise said....The learning curve is even steeper for those who come from the private sector, . . . “Something that is not an issue in the private sector can be a big issue in the public sector,” said Wise, who now heads the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, D.C.,-based advocacy group.