If the Reps lose in CA, then …

Steven Greenhut: For years, Republican moderates have been telling conservatives (and libertarians, too) that the only way the GOP can elect candidates in California is if they nominate moderates. We’ve seen that conservatives have lost statewide elections repeatedly, and this year is the moderates’ chance to prove themselves. It is mostly an ideological-free zone at the state level. This is the GOP Moderate Dream Team — Meg Whitman, Abel Maldonado, Carly Fiorina, Mike Villines, Steve Cooley. This is going to be a big Republican year nationwide, which means the stars are aligned for them. If the moderates win, they will have a point about electability (but not policy). If they lose, then the GOP might have to recognize that it is no longer a viable statewide party in California under the current situation. That’s an uncomfortable situation to contemplate.

Certainly, Cooley wins because Kamala Harris is too far to the Left, especially on the death penalty. But the rest are toss-ups. Fiorina does the most credible job of bridging the conservative-moderate gap, but Boxer seems destined for another seat, impossible as that is for me to understand. Are there people who really think Boxer makes sense about anything? Whitman is on the ropes after this ridiculous Allred stunt, which is a joke by emphasizes what people don’t like about Whitman — her chilly personality and lack of authenticity. Maldonado will lose and should lose, thanks in part to the write-in candidacy of conservative activist Karen England. That’s perhaps the best news. Republicans should be happy having Gavin Newsom as lieutenant governor. He will be good for fund raising, he will have no power and he won’t be Abel Maldonado, a Republican In Name Only who takes every chance he can to annoy conservatives.

I won’t write any more today. I’m depressing myself.

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  1. Montana
    Montana 5 October, 2010, 17:51

    Griff Harsh, the husband of California gubernatorial candidate Nutneg Whitman, acknowledged in a statement on Thursday that “it is possible” he received and wrote notes on a letter from the Social Security Administration back in 2003, regarding the former housekeeper. The Whitman/ Harsh household then fired their housekeeper in June 2009 (after nine years of service), when Nutmeg handlers decided that she was an election liability.

    Meg, Meg, Meg, where do I start, you have reportedly spent $140 million of your own money to get elected Governor but you couldn’t use some of it to get your housekeeper (after nine years of service) some legal help to get her papers, and worse you lied about it. Wow, what a WITCH, of course I meant it with a “B”.


    But your comments on holding employers accountable for hiring undocumented workers real takes the cake, I assume you exempt yourself and your husband, or will you be turning yourself in.

    Meg on holding employers accountable:

    Meg you think you can buy the election, but what puzzles many is if you real cared and loved California then why not do your civic duty and vote, seems more rhetoric than anything else.

    In good times we might give you a try but not in our disaster mode that we find ourselves in after that so-called outsider Independent Republican, named Arnold Schwarzenegger (sold to us by radio personalities John and Ken), ruined our state, yah we will trust another one of you liars, think not. And another thing nine years this maid was in your house, in your house and you failed to learned this major thing about her, come on this sounds like a huge lie that no one can believe in.

    Ebay paid out $200,000 because Nutmeg assaulted an employee, so it’s not the first time she has mistreated an employee. Good luck winning Nutmeg, money will buy you admiration from the majority just from the Gay Old Party (GOP), but not from all of California.

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  2. John Seiler
    John Seiler 5 October, 2010, 23:32

    And after this election, we’re going to have the Top Two gimmick dumb voters passed in June, which destroys third parties. Just so Maldo can come in No. 2 in some statewide campaign for the rest of his life.

    I’m depressing myself, too.

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