…are you seriously NOT officially campaigning for Governor yet, Brown!? or: RIP Poizner Campaign, June 2009-not soon enough It has been a few weeks since I wrote on the election, which looking back over what I missed, is not a big loss. As per usual the four major candidates are pretty much in a holding […]Read more "Ho, Ho, Ho-ly Shit…"
or: Brown smartly appeals to younger voters, GOP entrenches for further in-fighting The gloves have come off for the holidays; the season of pomp and cheer being replaced with an air of accusation and jeering. It seems that the three major candidates are already dealing with crises, the GOP candidates especially seem to still be […]Read more "Well if it isn’t our old friend, the two-faced politician"
I know that I rant and rave about the mass media today and the terrible state it is in. I know that many of you might find my commentary on the 2010 gubernatorial election for Governor in California as bias and crudely thrown together. You might find that my commentary on the social implications that […]Read more "Brown sidestepping a pre-campaign ‘scandal’, timing could be better though"
Well I said I would do one and here we are, a little late as it were since my usual ‘weekly’ format stretched out a bit, with an all GOP all the time piece. There is much to discuss on the GOP front with a new poll that came out, as well as spending reports […]Read more "“Are you a Republican or a Republican’t?”: the GOP lineup in a countdown to June 8, 2010"
As much as I have spoken out for direct constituency representation, it seems these are policies and platforms that need to be hammered out behind closed doors with your campaign manager and PR guys. His progressive message and ideas for the future were not conducive with the brass tacks kind of reform and infrastructural work that California is in need of; he was looking to landscape the backyard while the roof was caving in on the ‘house that is Arnold built’.Read more "Newsom Withdraws from 2010 Governor Race; A Trick or a Treat for Brown?"
Brown and Newsom are generational polar opposites with black and white comparative pasts. These two men are, as Nixon once said of himself and McGovern in ’72, “the clearest choice in American history.”Read more "This would all go more smoothly in Thunderdome!"
The big surprise to me is the 40-64 vote with 51% going to Brown and with more undecided at 28% than Newsom has at 21%. I thought this would be a more even split, more of a 40-30-30, to give Newsom some footing there. This is the demo Newsom needs to work on. The kids are his, they are too young to know Brown’s California of the past, and the elderly 65+ are lost since they all voted for Brown since the beginning of time. Plus, Newsom looks like a sleaze ball, which he kind of is, and the elderly don’t like a young guy who looks like he will try and sell you insurance you don’t need.Read more "Politics is Saturday Morning Cartoons for Adults"