Posts Tagged ‘Meg Whitman’

Questions Post-Election

Monday, November 10th, 2014

  Votes are still being counted in the California election, but the results so far raise some thoughts and questions. Labor or Business — and the winner is? Both sides can point to victories — and defeats. Business-supported candidate Catharine Baker, a Republican, surprised labor ...

Pay no attention to the political consultants behind the curtain

Friday, March 15th, 2013
Pay no attention to the political consultants behind the curtain

March 15, 2013 By Katy Grimes As long as I have followed politics closely -- since Junior High school in the 1970's -- I've said political consultants will be the death of the Republican Party. And now, finally, a political consultant finally agrees with me. "The way it works is this--ever sinc...

Video: GROW Elect advances grassroots Latino GOP action

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Video: GROW Elect advances grassroots Latino GOP action

March 6, 2013 By John Seiler The two major themes of last weekend's GOP convention were more grassroots organizing and more involvement by Latinos and other growing constituencies. Even those who not Republicans should welcome steps to make the party more competitive. Homogenized rule within a par...

Arnold still haunting GOP conventions

Monday, March 4th, 2013

March 4, 2013 By John Seiler The ghost haunting this past weekend's California Republican Convention in Sacramento was the steroid-bloated, hulking apparition of ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just eight years ago, in 2005, Arnold was the toast of the GOP. He launched a "year of reform" that led ...

Republicans’ consultant problem — especially in CA

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Feb. 15, 2013 By John Seiler Republicans continue to mull over their two defeats by President Barack Obama. And their virtual dissolution in California, which once produced presidents who won landslides: Nixon and Reagan. One of the best GOP strategists is Morton Blackwell, whom I met in the mid-...

Victor Davis Hanson: ‘California is very hard to screw up’

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Dec. 6, 2012 By John Seiler "California is very hard to screw up," noted author Victor Davis Hanson told about 130 California business and community leaders Wednesday. He spoke at the Freedom Forum held at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach. The event was co-sponsored by the Pacific Research Inst...

Somebody else compares Mitt to Meg

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 By John Seiler On Sept. 25, I pointed out the similarities between Meg Whitman and her 2010 campaign for California governor and Mitt Romney and his 2012 campaign for president. I wrote: "Remember Meg Whitman’s campaign for governor in 2010? You probably want to forget it. She certa...

Is Mitt Romney channeling Meg Whitman?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Is Mitt Romney channeling Meg Whitman?

Sept. 25, 2012 By John Seiler Maybe Mitt Romney will put in a boffo appearance at the three debates in October and go on to win. But for now, his campaign clearly is floundering. Remember Meg Whitman's campaign for governor in 2010? You probably want to forget it. She certainly does. Its campaign...

The Complete Guide to John Burton’s Tirades, Outbursts and Expletives

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Sept. 4, 2012 By John Hrabe California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton kicked off the Democratic National Convention Monday by comparing Republicans with Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels -- it’s the big lie, y...

Maviglio wrong on tax increase aftermath

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Aug. 15, 2012 By John Seiler I like Steve Maviglio, the longtime Democratic and union activist and spokesperson, because he summarizes what those he represents are thinking. So it's worth reading what he says on the the legislative vote for AB 1500, a tax increase, a bill my colleague Katy Grimes ...