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"
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"
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!?"