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"
It seems each group is trying to do two things simultaneously that should not be physically possible to achieve in the same breath; one hand is painting a picture of change for the future while the other is trying sculpt traditional party lines and partisan views. I always thought feats of wonder like this were reserved for double jointed contortionists in side shows at a gypsy traveling circus; a spectacle you would pay a dollar to see out of nothing more than a morbid curiosity of the strange and wickedly fantastic.Read more "side show always under the big top, in political circus"
…calling it communist or un-American. American as I see it is a culmination of many different views united for the common good coming together for something greater than it’s individual parts. That is a founding idea of our forefathers, and if this is the case then the un-American thing would be to just dismiss and idea that opposes yours for the simple fact that it isn’t your idea…Read more "CRP in need of some CPR"
It means nothing, and the fact is that polls taken in different places with very carefully crafted answers can get you the same amount of hard evidence as throwing a dart at a globe with a bag packed…chances are you’re getting malaria.Read more "Oh, What Is This All Over the Fan!?"
California is in the grips of massive unemployment, uninsured, illegal immigration, faulty hiring practices, the highest taxes in the union, and a state budget lacking just a ‘few’ million dollars to cover its own ass resulting in massive cuts in education and other public services that puts California squarely at the back of the class in far too many categories. In his time Arnold increased government spending and lowered the standard of living in California…now someone actually wants this job by any means but ‘short straw takes it’? Well let’s meet the candidates and ponder the odds…Read more "Governator 2: Misjudgment Day"